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immortal dinner a famous evening of genius & laughter in literary London, 1817 by Penelope Hughes-Hallett

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Published by Ivan R. Dee in Chicago .
Written in English



  • London (England),
  • England,
  • London,
  • Great Britain


  • Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846 -- Friends and associates.,
  • Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Friends and associates.,
  • Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834 -- Friends and associates.,
  • Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Friends and associates.,
  • Dinners and dining -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.,
  • Artists -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.,
  • London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPenelope Hughes-Hallett.
LC ClassificationsDA683 .H78 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 336 p. :
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3560881M
LC Control Number2002025479

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