Friendship in Death; in twenty letters from the dead to the living. To which are added, letters moral and entertaining, in prose and verse. In three parts. To which is prefixed, an account of the life of the author.

  • Rowe, Elizabeth
  • London: Printed for W. Osborne and T. Griffin... and J. Mozley 1784
  • ESTC T199872.


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12mo, pp. [ii], xxv, [i], 278. Contemporary sheep, spine divided by raised bands, red morocco label lettered in gilt. A touch of spotting. Some cracks and chips to leather, small chips to spine, front board slightly warped. Ink ownership inscription of ‘Geo. Lough’ to front pastedown, ownership stamp of ‘Thomas Pemberton Morrison’ to front flyleaf


A later reprint of Elizabeth Rowe's (1674-1737) most popular work, which saw at least 79 editions within its first 100 years. While Rowe's work is not widely read today, scholar Paula Backscheider claims that it altered the history of the novel, partly due to her experimentation with epistolary form.

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