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Harvest-Home: Consisting of Supplementary Gleanings, Original Dramas and Poems, Contributions of Literary Friends, and Select Re-Publications
London - Richard Phillips 1805 - The collected works of the prolific English poet, dramatist and novelist, Samuel Jackson Pratt, including the revised edition of his poem Sympathy. Prattauthored around 40 publications between 1770 and 1810, some of which are still published today, and is probably best remembered as the author of Emma Corbett: or the Miseries of Civil War, (1780) and the poem Sympathy (1788). Although his reputation was tainted by scandal during his lifetime, he is today recognised as an early campaigner for Animal Rights and the first English writer to treat the American Revolution as a legitimate subject for literature. Critical reception to Pratt's works was mixed during his lifetime. His scandalous sham marriage and the public furore over his unnatural and shocking novel The Pupil of Pleasure damaged his reputation, giving him a 'dubious moral character' which deterred respectable readers. His poem Sympathy, however, was noted for its 'feeling, energy and beauty. WIth a frontispiece portrait of the author to Volume I. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, with some wear to the spines and extremities. Front and rear joints of Volumes I and II starting, but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Armorial bookplate of 'William Edward Armstrong' to front pastedown of each. Neat ink signature to title pages. Pages are bright with just some scattered light spotting, particularly to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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