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Robert Dodsley (1703–1764)

Author of The economy of human life

34+ Works 126 Members 4 Reviews

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Works by Robert Dodsley

The economy of human life (1784) 28 copies, 3 reviews
A collection of poems (1997) 22 copies, 1 review
An essay on fable (1764) (1965) 2 copies
The Ancient British drama, in three volumes — Editor; Editor — 2 copies
Cleone : a tragedy (2021) 1 copy

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A highly popular book, a publishing sensation said to have been printed in hundreds of editions in eighteenth century.
 
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jon1lambert | 2 other reviews | Jun 11, 2019 |
A review from a Routledge edition:
This was the best-selling poetry anthology of the eighteenth century, edited by the most celebrated publisher of the era, Alexander Pope's protege, Robert Dodsley. It includes poems by Samuel Johnson, Thomas Gray, David Garrick, Lady Mary Wortley Montague, Horace Walpole, Joseph and Thomas Warton, James Thomson, Elizabeth Carter, Pope himself, and many others. The Collection of Poems is an invaluable index of literary culture in the eighteenth
 
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JamesBoswell | Apr 10, 2011 |
[T]his elegant little morsel of morality has always been a favorite of mine.

-Letter to DeBordes (translator), July 7, 1807
 
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ThomasJefferson | 2 other reviews | Dec 29, 2007 |
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Works
34
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2
Members
126
Popularity
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Rating
5.0
Reviews
4
ISBNs
15
Languages
1

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