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Anne Isabella Thackeray


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Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie : Madame de Sevigne

November 18, 1881 [Paris] 'This morning I laid in a stock of Tauchnitzes, and am beginning a pleasant sketch of Miss Thackeray's on Mme. de Sevigne. Apropos of books, I received two days ago a letter from an American publisher, telling me that M. Lanier had thrown my Mabinogion into a popular form for children and had just completed the work before he died [?] This is very interesting to me. My first number came out in 1839, forty-three years ago.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Lady Charlotte Schreiber      Print: Book


Anne Isabella Thackeray : The Village on the Cliff. A Novel.

'I am reading "The Village on the Cliff", and cannot tell you how beautiful I think it. I am inclined to give up literature. [italics]I[end italics] can?t write like that. Never mind, [italics]je serai fidele [end italics].'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Print: Book


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