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Author:

 

Boyd Alexander


Report:

 

2


Page:

 

11


Year:

 

1975


Subject Matter:

 

Travellers



Excerpt:

 

My main purpose is to quote as much as possible from Marialva's 41 unpublished letters in Portuguese to Beckford, in order to show the Marquis' charming and honourable character; the nature of his unusual friendship for Beckoford, and how it gave this strange Englishman who was under a cloud the friendship and esteem of the Prince Regent of Portugal (later King João VI); and the pain it caused Marialva - which sooner or later every devoted friend of Beckford suffered. 




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