London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1817.
Second edition. Bowles First edition was done in 1808. Frontis. xv, [i], 28pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original almost contemporary ribbed brown cloth, gilt spine. VG. Bookplate. Item #303744
Debate continues as to whether Mariana was the real Portuguese author of these Letters of a Portuguese Nun in only 5 letters. Her purported love affair with the French officer Noël Bouton, Marquis de Chamilly and later Marshal of France, has made Beja famous in (mainly Portuguese and French) literary circles.
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