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Blessington, Marguerite Countess of 1789-1849

Overview
Works: 664 works in 1,444 publications in 4 languages and 8,159 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Periodicals  Sources  History  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator, 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 )

20 editions published between 1833 and 1969 in French and English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idler in Italy by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

4 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journal of conversations with Lord Byron by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

12 editions published between 1833 and 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations of Lord Byron with the Countess of Blessington by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

21 editions published between 1834 and 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Countess of Blessington (1789-1849) met the poet Lord Byron (1788-1824) in Genoa in 1823 she noted that 'the impression of the first few minutes disappointed me'. Despite this precarious start, they struck up a friendship and met nearly every day for two months. Byron had been living in the Italian port city since the previous autumn and Blessington and her family had arrived in April 1823. Her account of their conversations was not published until 1834, a decade after Byron's death. Blessington expresses candid opinions about the poet in this work, writing that Byron 'is a strange mélange of good and evil, the predominancy of either depending wholly on the humour he may happen to be in'. Through her frankness, the author - herself a well-known writer who hosted a distinguished literary salon - also reveals much about herself and the literary world she and Byron inhabited
The Keepsake for( )

in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1836 and 1886 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 74 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 idler in Italy by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

27 editions published between 1839 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 70 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
Lady Blessington's conversations of Lord Byron by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches and fragments by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

17 editions published between 1822 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 66 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 )

19 editions published between 1893 and 1894 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idler in Italy by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

6 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of a femme de chambre by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

22 editions published between 1846 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary life and correspondence of the Countess of Blessington by Richard Robert Madden( Book )

6 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meredith by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

30 editions published between 1843 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The victims of society by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

24 editions published between 1835 and 1980 in English and French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marmaduke Herbert, or, The fatal error : a novel, founded on fact by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

26 editions published between 1847 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confessions of an elderly lady. Illus. by eight portraits, from highly finished drawings by E.T. Paris by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

30 editions published between 1838 and 2012 in English and French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The repealers. A novel by Marguerite Blessington( Book )

6 editions published between 1833 and 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Marmaduke Herbert, or, The fatal error : a novel, founded on fact
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Маргарита Блессингтон ирландская романистка

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Languages
English (415)

French (22)

German (8)

Swedish (1)

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Marmaduke Herbert, or, The fatal error : a novel, founded on fact