The Prodigal Rake: Memoirs of William Hickey.
Edited by Peter Quennell. Illustrated 18th century memoir by a contemporary of Austen (1749-1830). What were the men up to? Hickey writes an entertaining and vividly detailed memoir that covers his youthful debaucheries in London and his subsequent travels to Calcutta, Madras, and Jamaica. NY: 1962. 452 pgs. Hb, dj. USED. $20.00