Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African

Ignatius Sancho (Author) Vincent Carretta (Editor)
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Cambridge University Library

N002867

The 'Life' is by Joseph Jekyll.

London: printed by J. Nichols; and sold by C. Dilly, 1784. xiv,393, 1]p., plate: port.; 12

Product Details

Price
$20.25
Publisher
Broadview Press Inc
Publish Date
April 14, 2015
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.8 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781554811960

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About the Author

Vincent Carretta is Professor of English at the University of Maryland.

Reviews

"Vincent Carretta's Broadview edition of Ignatius Sancho's letters revises and expands his earlier editions of this important eighteenth-century Black British text. Bringing together both the published and the recently discovered unpublished letters, along with meticulous footnotes, a wealth of scholarly and contextual material, and an illuminating introduction, Carretta allows us to see Sancho more vividly than ever before. But at the heart of this edition are the letters themselves: sparkling, witty, and endlessly readable, they remain a fascinating insight into the life of an African at the heart of eighteenth-century literary London." -- Brycchan Carey, Kingston University

"The first man of African descent to publish a book in English, and to vote in a parliamentary election, Ignatius Sancho enjoyed considerable fame in eighteenth-century society. His letters were praised, quite rightly, for their wit, charm, and sensibility--though he was, equally, a trenchant critic of slavery and empire. Vincent Carretta's edition for Broadview will become the new authoritative text, providing attentive and erudite annotation and a full biographical introduction, alongside all Sancho's known letters, both in print and manuscript--including those only discovered in the last decade. Sancho is justly served in this excellent edition, which is a full and fitting memorial to his life and writing." -- Markman Ellis, Queen Mary University of London