A Portrait of Sheridan
by Stanley Ayling
Constable and Company, 1985, [First Edition], b/w photographs, b/w frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0094653801
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, corners slightly bumped, dustjacket has a little edge and shelf wear with small tears to corners and some creasing (see photographs)
Stanley Ayling's new biography is a stylish, thoughtful, and immensely readable portrait of one of the luminaries of late eighteenth-century London. Against a background of London gaming clubs and society drawing-rooms, Drury Lane and the House of Commons, Richard Sheridan - witty, convivial, passionate, and always hopelessly in debt - is surrounded by a dazzling array of his friends and acquaintances.'