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Blessington, Marguerite Countess of 1789-1849

Overview
Works: 746 works in 1,649 publications in 3 languages and 9,589 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biographies  Periodicals  Sources  History  Fiction  Personal correspondence  Novels  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Recipient, Other, Creator, Honoree, Collaborator, Former owner
Classifications: PR4381, 821.7
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Most widely held works by Marguerite Blessington
Conversations of Lord Byron. by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

41 editions published between 1833 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Blessington's conversations of Lord Byron, the only book-length account of the poet's conversation written by a woman has been used entusiastically by almost all of Byron's modern editors and biographers -- book jacket
A journal of conversations with Lord Byron by Marguerite Blessington( )

14 editions published between 1833 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idler in Italy by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

5 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confessions of an elderly gentleman by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

31 editions published between 1836 and 1886 in English and German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heath's book of beauty ... : with nineteen beautifully finished engravings from drawings by the first artists by Marguerite Blessington( )

in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches and fragments by Marguerite Blessington( )

19 editions published between 1822 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Keepsake for( )

in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idler in Italy by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

16 editions published between 1839 and 1841 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journal of the conversations of Lord Byron, with the Countess of Blessington. A new edition, revised, and annotated to which is prefixed a contemporary sketch of Lady Blessington by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

23 editions published between 1893 and 1894 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The repealers. A novel by Marguerite Blessington( )

9 editions published between 1833 and 1999 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idler in France : a sequel to "The idler in Italy" by Marguerite Blessington( )

15 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789-1849), was famous for her charm, wit, and beauty, the latter reflected in Sir Thomas Lawrence's famous portrait of her in 1822. Blessington had an unhappy childhood, and was forced into her first marriage at the age of fourteen, but had developed a love of reading and story-telling. With her second husband Charles John Gardiner, first Earl of Blessington, she lived for several years in France and Italy. In this work, originally published in two volumes in 1841, the author describes her impressions of nature, people and daily life in different French localities (Nîmes, Arles, St Rémy) with enthusiasm and good humour. Blessington writes especially about Paris, her permanent residence during 1828-30, describing the world of the British expatriate community as well as the cultural life and recent political upheavals which had brought Louis-Philippe to the throne.--
The two friends; a novel by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

26 editions published between 1835 and 2010 in English and German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marmaduke Herbert, or, The fatal error by Marguerite Blessington( )

7 editions published between 1847 and 2019 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early and mid-nineteenth century, Marguerite Blessington, who had been born in Ireland but spent most of her life in London, became a famous salonnière; she was generally regarded as an important contemporary author, but as no literary executor took care of her oeuvre posthumously, she eventually moved into the background. Her novels, partly informed by the silver-fork genre, are typical examples of Romantic Victorianism, influenced by the Romantic cult of the solitary male self, by the fascination with Italy, and by the 1840s vogue of crime fiction, while simultaneously giving space to ambivalent reflections about Blessington's own Irish background. This volume, as part of 'Chawton House Library: Women's Novels' series, presents her 1847 novel Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error, a highly popular piece of fiction in its day, being reprinted in German, French and American editions within a year of its publication
Lady Blessington's conversations of Lord Byron by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

16 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idler in Italy by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

27 editions published between 1839 and 2016 in English and French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 describes the Countess travelled around Switzerland and France, and ends with her encounter with Lord Byron in Genoa in 1823. Volume 2 describes her travels in Italy. Volume 3 includes her travels to Northern Italy. The volume concludes with a return to Genoa and her departure for England
Country quarters by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

20 editions published between 1850 and 1877 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rambles in Waltham forest by Marguerite Blessington( )

6 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marmaduke Herbert; or, The fatal error. A novel founded on fact by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

22 editions published between 1847 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strathern, or, Life at home and abroad by Marguerite Blessington( )

21 editions published in 1845 in English and French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary life and correspondence of the Countess of Blessington : in three volumes by Richard Robert Madden( )

11 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following her advantageous second marriage, the famous beauty Marguerite, Countess of Blessington (1789-1849), presided over one of London's most glittering salons, variously attended by Thomas Moore, Disraeli, Bulwer Lytton, and Dickens. After her husband's death in 1829, she augmented her income by writing, most notably her Conversations with Lord Byron, which recounted her acquaintance with the poet in Genoa. Despite considerable success, her debt-ridden establishment collapsed in 1849 and Lady Blessington fled to Paris, where she died. This 1855 biography and letters, in three volumes was edited by R.R. Madden (1798-1886), colonial administrator and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, who had first met the Blessingtons in Naples in 1821. It illuminates the intriguing social role of the salon hostess and its many financial and emotional pressures. Volume 3 contains further brief biographies of her various correspondents, followed by their letters.--
 
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Conversations of Lord Byron.
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Marmaduke Herbert; or, The fatal error. A novel founded on fact
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English (489)

French (15)

German (4)