The Memoirs of Cap. George Carleton, an English officer, who served in the two last wars against France and Spain, and was present in several engagements both in the fleet and army [electronic resource] : Containing an account of the conduct of the Earl of Peterborough, and other general officers, admirals, &c. and several remarkable transactions both by sea and land. In which the genius, pride, and barbarity of the spaniards, during the author's being a prisoner of war among them, are set in a true light. Together with a description of many of their cities, towns, &c. particularly Valencia, Barcelona, Molviedro, Saguntum, Alicant, Montserat, Denia, St. Clement de la Mancha, Madrid, Valadolid, Bilboa, St. Jean, de Luz, Bayonne, Pont d'Esprit, Pampelona, Saragoza, &c. Their manners and customs, both religious and civil; observations on their monasteries and nunneries, and their manner of investing nuns. Likewise their bull-feasts, and other publick diversions
- Written in the first person, but not in fact by Carleton. Sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe (Wilson (tentative), Lee, Trent, Hutchins, Moore, Novak ("possibly in part by a real G. Carleton"). Attribution disputed by Furbank and Owens, Defoe de-attributions., A reissue of 'The memoirs of an English officer,' 1728, with a cancel titlepage., The dedication is "To the right honourable Spencer Lord Compton, Baron of Wilmington, .. "., "To the reader" has no postscript., With an initial advertisement leaf., Price on title page: Price Four Shillings., Reproduction of original from Boston Public Library., and AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Citation/References Note:
- English Short Title Catalog, N1015.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- Moore, 500 and Goldsmiths', 8032
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