"The Yale Editions of Horace Walpole's Correspondence, Volume 39" by Horace Walpole

The Yale Editions of Horace Walpole's Correspondence, Volume 39 With Henry Seymour Conway, Lady Ailesbury, Lord and Lady Hertford, Lord Beauchamp and Lord Hugh Seymour Horace Walpole, W. S. Lewis

The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence
Publication date:
10 Nov 1974
Yale University Press
565 pages: 254 x 171mm

"The Yale edition of Horace Walpole's correspondence is one of the great monuments of modern scholarship Professor W.S. Lewis and his team are mean of great erudition and immense thoroughness. . . . The three volumes 37, 38 and 39 which have just been published comprise the letters between Horace Walpole, his cousin Henry Seymour Conway, the latter's wife who kept the title of Lady Ailesbury after her first husband's death, Lord and Lady Hertford (Conway's brother and sister-in-law) and other members of the Conway family."?The Spectator

"This rich and enormous quarry of facts, anecdotes, gossip, intrigues, rumours and eighteenth-century goings-on is seemingly inexhaustible, and the indefatigable labours of W.S. Lewis and his colleagues have continually opened up new seams of lost or hitherto unrecorded material, notably in volumes 37, 38, 39."?Times Literary Supplement

"The Yale edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence, edited by W.S. Lewis and others continues its majestic progress with volumes 37 to 39 representing Walpole's relations with the Seymour Conway family. As usual the arrangement and presentation are outstanding, the annotation painstaking and ample."?English Historical Review

"W.S. Lewis, et al, editors, Horace Walpole's Correspondence volumes 37, 38, 39. . . continues in the impeccable tradition established by earlier volumes of this monument to scholarship. Faultlessly edited and annotated, beautifully produced and printed, it is one of the greatest scholarly projects of our time. These particular volumes, which contain letters between Walpole and his Conway relations, are of unusual interest, in part because of the very large mass of new material they contain. . . . Walpole's correspondence is always delightful to read; it provides (and especially in these volumes) a marvelous picture of the inner world within which he moved. Professor Lewis has long had all students of the eighteenth century in his debt; these volumes reinforce in magnificent fashion just how pervasive that indebtedness is."?British Studies Monitor