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Imlay, Gilbert 1754?-1828?

Works: 84 works in 436 publications in 5 languages and 5,839 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Fiction  Adventure stories  Epistolary fiction  Maps  Personal narratives  Treaties  Travel writing  Sources 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Editor
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Most widely held works by Gilbert Imlay
A topographical description of the western territory of North America : containing a succinct account of its soil, climate, natural history, population, agriculture, manners & customs by Gilbert Imlay( Book )

118 editions published between 1792 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a succinct account of the North American continent's soil, climate, natural history, population and agriculture. It also contains descriptions of the different states and provinces found on the continent in the late 18th century
The emigrants : (1793) by Gilbert Imlay( Book )

13 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Wollstonecraft; letters to Imlay by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

9 editions published between 1789 and 1971 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Imlay by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

8 editions published between 1879 and 1983 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These private correspondences of one of history's most eminent feminist thinkers reveal the intellectual and social climate of late 18th century England, and provide a personal look at Wollstonecraft
The emigrants by Gilbert Imlay( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Gilbert Imlay is known to readers of British Romanticism as the cad who abandoned Mary Wollstonecraft, the founding mother of modern feminism. Few are as well-acquainted with The Emigrants, Imlay's delightful epistolary novel set in the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky, then the American frontier. The Emigrants (1793), one of the first Americna novels, contrasts the rigid political structures of England with the promise of the American West as a socially just utopia. Its sensational love plots also dramatize the plight of women trapped in degrading marriages, frankly advocating relaxed divorce laws."--Back cover
The emigrants, & c, or ; The history of an expatriated family, being a delineation of English manners, drawn from real characters, written in America by Gilbert Imlay( Book )

15 editions published between 1793 and 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love letters of Mary Wollstonecraft to Gilbert Imlay by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

15 editions published between 1908 and 1978 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the personal life of Mary Wollstonecraft in these letters between the writer and one of her lovers, Gilbert Imlay, an American. The two had an illegitimate child, Fanny Imlay, who later committed suicide. In his memoir of Mary, her husband William Godwin revealed Fanny's illegitimacy and subsequently ruined his deceased wife's reputation
Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

7 editions published between 1796 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This engaging volume was pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's most popular book during her lifetime. Difficult to categorize, it is both an arresting travel book and a moving exploration of her personal and political selves. Wollstonecraft set out for Scandinavia just two weeks after her first suicide attempt, on a mission from the lover whose affections she doubted, to recover his silver on a ship that had gone missing. With her baby daughter and a nursemaid, she traveled across the dramatic landscape and wrote sublime descriptions of the natural world, and the events and people she encountered. Fascinating appendices include Imlay's commission to recover his lost silver, Wollstonecraft's recently discovered letter to the Danish Prime Minister asking for assistance, the private letters she wrote to Imlay during her travels in Scandinavia, a chapter from Godwin's memoir of Wollstonecraft, and a selection of contemporary reviews. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more."--Publisher's website
A plan of the Rapids of the Ohio by Thomas Conder( )

1 edition published in 1797 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A map of the State of Kentucky by Elihu Barker( )

1 edition published in 1797 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A map of the Tennassee [sic] government : formerly part of North Carolina by Daniel Smith( )

1 edition published in 1797 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bref, skrifna under et kort wistande i Swerige, Norrige och Danmark, by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

1 edition published in 1798 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The emigrants
Alternative Names
Gilbert Imlay Amerikaans schrijver (1754-1828)

Gilbert Imlay US-amerikanischer Offizier, Geschäftsmann, Spekulant und Schriftsteller

Imlay, G. 1754?-1828?

Imlay, G. (Gilbert) 1754?-1828?

Imlay, George 1754?-1828?



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