Interviews in the realms of death: or, Dialogues of the dead [electronic resource] : between several great personages deceas'd. ...
- Uniform Title:
- Gespräche in dem Reiche derer Todten. Interviews 1-3. English
- Additional Titles:
- Interviews in the realms of death, Dialogues of the dead, Interviews in the realms of death, or Elysian fields, and Subsequent title pages vary, lacking alternative title and with first word preceded by issue number: ... Interview in the realms of death [no. 2-<3>]
- London [England] : printed by W. Hunter, for J. Hooke, at the Flower-de-Luce over against St. Dunstan's Church, in Fleet-street; R. Ford, at the Angel in the Poultry; and J. Graves, near White's Chocolate-House, St. James's, <1718>
- Physical Description:
- volumes, plates : illustrations, portraits, tables ; 4⁰.
- Additional Creators:
- Fassmann, 1683-1744, Hooke, John, active 1714-1730, Hunter, W., Ford, Richard, -1738, and Graves, J.
- Dates of Publication and/or Sequential Designation:
- Interview I.-
- Publication Frequency:
- "Each interview concludes with ... political reflections on the present news, ... from ... 1718, when the first interview was publish'd."
Original work attributed to David Fassmann.
Chief title repeated as caption; extended caption title varies.
Title followed by description of contents and names of persons interviewed.
Imprints lack dates; estimated year of publication from preface of interview no. 1.
Third interview imprint reads in part: "printed for J. Hooke" etc.
Above imprint: "Written originally in High Dutch."
Price follows imprint: Price 1s. 6d.
Title page of no. 1: "To be continu'd monthly"; this statement does not appear on later issues. Third interview has a note from the translator: "he cannot publish the work monthly, as he at first intended, it being very laborious."
Frontis. plates show two dead interviewees conversing.
Preface followed by chronological table of events in the lifetimes of the interviewees and list of the projected interviews.
First two interviews have continuous register and pagination; third number has separate register and pagination.
Last issue seen: The third interview. No more known to have been translated into English.
Includes imagined dialogues between rulers and important people with political or military influence, with events of each person's life and comments on the relationships to contemporary events in England. Persons interviewed include: Leopold, Roman emperor, vs. Louis XIV of France; Charles V, Roman emperor, vs. Francis I of France; Charles I, of Great Britain, vs. Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. Proposed subjects include notables such as: James II and James, Duke of Monmouth; Cleopatra and the Duc de Luxembourg; Madame de Maintenon and her husband, M. Scarron; and Cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin of France.
Reproduction of original from the British Library.
Available online to authorized PSU users as part of the Literature and language series of Eighteenth century collections online.
- Special Numbering:
- Issues lack chronological designation or dates.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements
- Complexity Note:
- Translation of: Gespräche in dem Reiche derer Todten, originally published in Leipzig between 1718 and 1739, as 240 interviews. Thirty-eight titles from the original series, published between 1718-1721, are listed in the prefaces to the first two interviews of this edition.
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- NCBEL, II:1277
English Short Title Catalog, ESTCP6553.
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