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Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne

By Osborne, Dorothy

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Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne  
Author: Osborne, Dorothy
Language: English
Subject: Non-fiction, Memoirs
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne
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A lively, interesting and important collection of 17th century love-letters written by an English lady, against the background of the Civil War and the Restoration [summary by hefyd] After refusing a long string of suitors put forth by her family, including her cousin Thomas Osborne, Henry Cromwell (son of Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell) and Sir Justinian Isham, in 1655 Dorothy Osborne married Sir William Temple, a man with whom she had carried on a lengthy clandestine courtship that was largely epistolary in nature. It is for her letters to Temple, which were witty, progressive and socially illuminating, that Osborne is remembered. Only Osborne's side of the correspondence survived and comprises a collection of seventy-seven letters held in the British Library. (Summary from Wikipedia) Note: This reading contains all the letters in the correspondence but leaves out the editorial comments.

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