The Lost Art: Letters of Seven Famous Women.
Letters chosen by the editor of Lady Mary Montagu, Mary Wollstonecraft, Abigail Adams, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Welsh Carlyle and Margaret Fuller. In the Introduction, Van Doren states that it is often said the age of letter writing is over due to the typewriter, the machine age, the motion picture, radio, motor car, telegraph, and telephone. What would she say of the internet? Regardless, she has chosen these letters that span 200 years and two hemispheres and yet contain common threads of strength and humor. Light browning of pages. Pages rough cut sides. Burgundy cloth cover with embossed title on spine and candlestick on front cover. 346 pgs. Hb, dj. Coward-McCann, Inc, NY, 1929. USED. $20.00