Memoirs of Harriette Wilson

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Memoirs of Harriette Wilson

Description

This is likely a pirated edition with a false imprint by Benbow and Mitford following the 1825 J.J. Stockdale publication. The publication of Wilson’s Memoirs was one of the biggest scandals of the day; after years as a courtesan, she wrote to each of her previous paramours to tell them of the publication of her Memoirs. Each ex-lover (including the Duke of Wellington) was granted the opportunity to not be named directly in the memoirs in exchange for two hundred pounds (which is about ten thousand pounds now).

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Date Created

1825

Authors

Wilson, Harriette; Morrell, William Turner; Stockdale, R. P.; Mitford, John; Benbow, William

Date

1825

Publisher

Printed by JMitford, Gate-street

Location

London

Language

eng

Rights

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Type

Book

List of Contributors

Morrell, William Turner; Stockdale, R. P.; Mitford, John; Benbow, William

Bibliographic Citation

Wilson, Harriette (1786-1846). Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, written by herself. London: Benbow, printer and publisher, [1825].

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