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1. Miscellaneous Works of the Late
2. Lord Chesterfield: letters written
 
3. Private correspondence of Chesterfield
 
4. Practical morality, or, A guide
 
5. The economy of human life. Translated
 
6. The letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope.
 
7. Miscellaneous works of the late
 
8. Letters of Philip Dormer. fourth
 
9. Letters to his godson and successor.
 
10. The modern Chesterfield; a selection
 
11. Letters to his son on the fine
 
12. Letters written by the late Right
 
13. Letters of Philip Dormer, fourth
 
$45.51
14. Two Dialogues: Containing a Comparitive
 
$52.36
15. Lord Chesterfield: His Character
$45.00
16. A Chesterfield Bibliography to
$55.00
17. Lord Chesterfield's Letters (Oxford

1. Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield: Consisting of Letters to His Friends, Never Before Printed, and Various Other Articles. to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life, Tending to Illustrate the Civil, Literary...
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl Of, [1694-1773]; Maty, M. [Memoir] Chesterfield
 Hardcover: Pages (1777-01-01)

Asin: B000TS6ZS4
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2. Lord Chesterfield: letters written to his natural son on manners & morals. Selected, decorated with Eighteenth-Century Silhouettes, and published by the Peter Pauper Press
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of (1694-1773) Chesterfield
Hardcover: Pages (1936)

Asin: B002BAAL7Y
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3. Private correspondence of Chesterfield and Newcastle, 1744-46 / edited with an introduction and notes by Sir Richard Lodge
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of (1694-1773). Newcastle, Thomas Pel Chesterfield
 Hardcover: Pages (1930-01-01)

Asin: B002RPE4P8
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4. Practical morality, or, A guide to men and manners, consisting of Lord Chesterfields advice to his son : to which is added, a supplement...
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of (1694-1773) Chesterfield
 Hardcover: Pages (1821-01-01)

Asin: B000RYH1GA
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5. The economy of human life. Translated from an Indian manuscript / written by an ancient Bramin. To which is prefixed an account of the manner in which the said manuscript was discovered, etc.
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of (1694-1773). Hill, John, M.D. Chesterfield
 Hardcover: Pages (1875-01-01)

Asin: B0038KLCPQ
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6. The letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope. Earl of Chesterfield. wit
by Chesterfield. Philip Dormer Stanhope. Earl of. 1694-1773.
 Paperback: Pages (1892-01-01)

Asin: B002WTX3YM
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7. Miscellaneous works of the late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield : consisting of letters to his friends, never before printed, and various other articles : to which are prefixed, memoirs of his life, tending to illustrate the civil, literary, and political history of his time Volume 2
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 1694-1773 Chesterfield
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O6Q7CC
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8. Letters of Philip Dormer. fourth earl of Chesterfield. to his go
by Chesterfield. Philip Dormer Stanhope. Earl of. 1694-1773.
 Paperback: Pages (1890-01-01)

Asin: B002WTP1YC
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9. Letters to his godson and successor. Edited from the originals, with a memoir of Lord Chesterfield
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 1694-1773 Chesterfield
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O63QLW
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10. The modern Chesterfield; a selection of Chesterfield 's letters
by Chesterfield. Philip Dormer Stanhope. Earl of. 1694-1773.
 Paperback: Pages (1917-01-01)

Asin: B002WTT3AK
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11. Letters to his son on the fine art of becoming a man of the world and a gentleman. With topical headings and a special introd. by Oliver H.G. Leigh Volume 2
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 1694-1773 Chesterfield
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O6DC52
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12. Letters written by the late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; late envoy extraordinary at the court of Dresden: together with several other pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession. In two volumes
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of (1694-1773) CHESTERFIELD
 Hardcover: Pages (1774-01-01)

Asin: B000H4GJJA
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13. Letters of Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield, to his godson and successor
by Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th earl of (1694-1773) Chesterfield
 Hardcover: Pages (1989-01-01)

Asin: B0013HRJ80
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14. Two Dialogues: Containing a Comparitive View of the Lives, Characters, and Writings of Philip, the Late Earl of Chesterfield, and Dr. Samueljohnson
by William Hayley
 Hardcover: 240 Pages (1970-11)
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Asin: 0820110809
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15. Lord Chesterfield: His Character and Characters
by Colin Franklin
 Hardcover: 150 Pages (1993-10)
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Asin: 0859679667
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Editorial Review

Product Description
This narrative weaves together an examination of one of the 18th century's leading figures with some of Chesterfield's prose which has either been out of print or never before published. It includes an essay, of which only a fragment has appeared before, on the mistresses and sexual tastes of George II. Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield, is generally remembered for his letters to his illegitimate son, indiscreetly published in the year after his death. In much of this book, the author is more concerned with a series of "characters" - the modern word is profiles - which Chesterfield wrote privately about those eminent contemporaries whom he had known intimately, from the King and Queen to such figures as Walpole, Newcastle, Pitt, Bolingbroke, Arbuthnot and Pope. The publishing history of Chesterfield's letters and the survival of the "characters", which were intended for oblivion, is traced. The author also examines the character of Lord Chesterfield, finding him more vulnerable and deserving of sympathy than the conventionally accepted verdict. ... Read more


16. A Chesterfield Bibliography to 1800
by Sidney L. Gulick
Hardcover: 229 Pages (1990-04)
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Asin: 0813908159
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17. Lord Chesterfield's Letters (Oxford World's Classics)
by Lord Chesterfield
Paperback: 480 Pages (1998-11-19)
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Asin: 019283715X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

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Not originally intended for publication, the celebrated and controversial correspondences between Lord Chesterfield and his son Philip, dating from 1737, were praised in their day as a complete manual of education, and despised by Samuel Johnson for teaching "the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing-master."Reflecting the political craft of a leading statesman and the urbane wit of a man who associated with Pope, Addison, and Swift, Lord Chesterfield's Letters reveal the author's political cynicism, his views on good breeding, and instruction to his son in etiquette and the worldly arts. The only annotated selection of this breadth available in paperback, these entertaining letters illuminate the fascinating aspects of eighteenth-century life and manners. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars Impressive
I was impressed with the fact that this book was readily available in amazon despite being out of stock in most major bookshops. Bought this for my dad as a christmas present. Excellent service from amazon

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable manual for any man
Lord Chesterfield's writings are by far the best guidelines for an up-and-coming, savvy gentleman to learn the ways of the society. Stanhope's many gems of advice are learned painfully by most through experience, or sometimes not at all. This book is truly a classic and one I will insist my future sons read before making their way in the world.

4-0 out of 5 stars An important account of 18th century mores
The following, and my favorite, quote will no doubt provide a quick and definitive answer to the ageless question: are you upper class?

Dear Boy,
Having mentioned laughing, I must particularly warn you against it: and I could heartily wish that you may often be seen to smile, but never heard to laugh while you live. ...A man's going to sit down, in the supposition that he has a chair behind him, and falling down upon his breech for want of one, sets a whole company a laughing, when all the wit in the world would not do it; a plain proof, in my mind, how low and unbecoming a thing laughing is: not to mention the disagreeable noise that it makes, and the shocking distortion of the face that it occasions. Laughter is easily restrained by a very little reflection; but as it is generally connected with the idea of gaiety, people do not enough attend to its absurdity. I am neither of a melancholy nor a cynical disposition, and am as willing and as apt to be pleased as anybody; but I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason, nobody has ever heard me laugh.

5-0 out of 5 stars Practical Ambition
Lord Chesterfield was an influential politician, diplomat and cabinet minister during the reigns of George I and II, and this book is a collection of letters of advice, counsel, and sometimes genuine wisdom, written by Chesterfield, over many years, to his son, Philip Stanhope, for whom Chesterfield had the highest hopes of success in the world.What you may get out of this book depends on who you are as a reader: casual readers would do better to stay with mysteries and thrillers; inebriate undergraduates would do better to skip it altogether; but ambitous men and women, actually working in the real world, will find so much here to consider and reflect upon, that it will take several close readings to absorb all that may apply to your career.That one's knowlege of the World must be learned by experience in the World, not in an ivory tower; that one's skills and virtues are of little practical value, unless carefully presented in a pleasing and artful Image; that multitasking destroys all hope of success; these are a few of the ideas which Chesterfield presents in elegant and polished prose.But Chesterfield's personal life, as it unfolds through his letters to its tragic and sorrowful conclusion, presents the most powerful lesson of all about ambition, life, and failure, for those readers who can read beyond what is merely written.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stark truth, from Lord Chesterfield's point of view
"All you learn, and all you can read, will be of little use, if you don't think and reason upon it yourself". This is merely one of the advices Lord Chesterfield gave to his natural son, Philip, in the many letters he wrote to him from 1737 onwards, and that this book compiles.

Chesterfield was an important stateman, who wrote these letters only for the eyes of his son, not for the general public, so he did express in stark terms what he truly thought about many controversial themes. It is, in my opinion, very interesting to read what he considered to be general truths, and to get to know his conception of life, society and politics. Whether you agree or not with his opinions, you cannot remain indifferent to this controversial book.

Lord Chesterfield places great value on appearances. He tells Philip that "If your air and address are vulgar, awkward, and gauche, you may be esteemed indeed, if you have great intrinsic merit; but you will never please; and without pleasing you will rise but heavily". The author is, evidently, a cynic who doesn't believe that the world can be improved. He points out that "The world is taken by the outside of things, and we must take the world as it is". Chesterfields profession is fairly evident at all times, for example when he advises his son "...to be upon your own guard, and yet, by a seeming natural openness, to put people off theirs".

"Lord Chesterfield's Letters" has been considered a noteworthy classic by many, but it has also been strongly criticized. For example, Samuel Johnson said that it taught "the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing-master". I really don't agree with Johnson: I happen to like this book, and a lot. It is not only very easy to read, but also informative. The reader feels as if he were talking with an old but very experienced person, who played an active part in an enormous number of significant events, and who wants to transmit his knowledge not only on diplomatic affairs, but also about life and education. He often displays great insight, for example when he says that "You must look into people, as well as at them. Almost all people are born with all the passions, to a certain degree; but almost every man has a prevailing one, to which the others are subordinate".

All in all, I strongly recommend this book. It includes a high number of subjects, and I think you are highly likely to find it very appealing. If more is needed to convince you, I'll just leave you with one of the phrases written by the author, and I'll let its excellence to speak for itself: "Mind, not only what people say, but how they say it; and, if you have any sagacity, you may discover more truth by your eyes than by your ears. People can say what they will, but they cannot look just as they will; and their looks frequently discover, what their words are calculated to conceal". What else can I say?... Enjoy this book!.

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