Secret Memoirs and Manners of several Persons of Quality, of both Sexes. From the New Atalantis, an Island in the Mediterranean. Written originally in the Italian and translated from the third Edition of the French

TitleSecret Memoirs and Manners of several Persons of Quality, of both Sexes. From the New Atalantis, an Island in the Mediterranean. Written originally in the Italian and translated from the third Edition of the French
Year for Search1709
Authors[Manley], [Delarivière](1660s?-1724)
Volume / Edition2 vols.
Date Published1709
PublisherPtd. for John Morphew and J. Woodward
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Fairly obvious satire on contemporary English politics and society set in an imaginary country.  A section of vol. 2 describing the “feminist Cabal” has utopian elements, including common property.

Additional Publishers

Better known as New Atalantis. Rpt. under that title ed. Ros[alind] Ballaster. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1991 with an “Introduction” (v-xxviii). Rpt. ed. Rosalind Ballaster. London: Penguin, 1992 with the “Introduction” (v-xxviii).  U. S. ed. New York: New York University Press, 1992 with the “Introduction” (v-xxviii). L, PSt

Info Notes

Written in English. At the time of publication, the author and her publisher were arrested for libel, and keys to the identity of the individuals portrayed were published in the editions of 1710, 1716, 1720, and 1736 and elsewhere and were used by Ballaster in her editions.

Title Note

Better known as New Atalantis.

Author Note

Female author (1660s?-1724)  with her name is given variously as Delarivière and Mary de la Rivière]. 

Full Text

1709 [Manley, Delarivier. Name is given variously as Delarivière and Mary de la Rivière] (1660s?-1724). Secret Memoirs and Manners of several Persons of Quality, of both Sexes. From the New Atalantis, an Island in the Mediterranean. Written originally in the Italian and translated from the third Edition of the French [Written in English]. 2 vols. London: Ptd. for John Morphew and J. Woodward. Better known as New Atalantis. Rpt. under that title ed. Ros[alind] Ballaster. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1991 with an “Introduction” (v-xxviii). Rpt. ed. Rosalind Ballaster. London: Penguin, 1992 with the “Introduction” (v-xxviii).  U. S. ed. New York: New York University Press, 1992 with the “Introduction” (v-xxviii). L, PSt

Fairly obvious satire on contemporary English politics and society set in an imaginary country. At the time of publication, the author and her publisher were arrested for libel, and keys to the identity of the individuals portrayed were published in the editions of 1710, 1716, 1720, and 1736 and elsewhere and were used by Ballaster in her editions. A section of vol. 2 describing the “feminist Cabal” has utopian elements, including common property. Female author.