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Scholarly Introduction

Contributed Scholarly Introduction: Hilljohn-Georgeedwards-1751

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Published in 1751, this fictional narrative written by John Hill is divided into four short books. The first book describes the history and genealogy of the Edwards family and explicitly names George Edwards the "hero" of the narrative. The second and third books outline relationships and the rise of George Edwards. The last book revolves around a love interest between Mr. George Edwards and a character named Mrs. Conquest.



Works Cited

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Ditchfield, G.M. “Sharp, Granville (1735-1813), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004;

online edition, Sept 2012.


Secondary Bibliography

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Greene, Jack P. Evaluating Empire and Confronting Colonialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Cambridge University

Press, 2013.


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Creole, John Hill, Novels, West Indies

Cite this Introduction

Rose, Lara. An Introduction to Edward Long's Candid Reflections (1772).” The Early Caribbean Digital Archive. Northeastern University Digital Repository Service, 2016.