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Prodigal Puritan

A Life of Delia Bacon

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674498631

Publication Date: 01/01/1959

362 pages

Belknap Press


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Delia Bacon (1811–1859) was an outstanding American writer, teacher, and lecturer of the second third of the nineteenth century. After almost a century of neglect, Vivian Hopkins secured access to the family private papers as well as a number of other important sources and she is able to present a thorough biography of the author of The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded.

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