Letters from a Portugese Nun to an Officer. Translated by W.R. Bowles.

London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1817.

Price: $200.00

About the item

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.