Letters genre: a study of the autobiographical writings of selected British men of letters (1750-1800)

Harry Nyce, Colby College

This paper contains a series of essays, which, written at different times, approach the autobiographical works from various points view. The first is biographical, the second, descriptive, the third and fourth, psychological. Because of limited time, the essays have been left in their original states, rather than rewritten with a consistent point of view . Though this form may seem to lack focus at the beginning, it gives an idea of the development of my project in the course a the year.