The English hermit; or, Unparalleled sufferings and surprising adventures of Mr. Philip Quarll, who was lately discovered on an uninhabited island in the South sea; where he had lived about fifty years without any human assistance

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Running title: The English hermit Signed: Edward Dorrington An issue of the 1727 edition in the British museum has the initials P.L. in the title and a dedication, in which the writer claims the authorship of the work, signed Peter Longueville. In the preface (signed P.L.) he denounces the bookseller for having substituted Edward Dorrington's name for his own. For a discussion of the authorship of A. Esdaile's "Author and publisher in 1727: The English hermit", in the Library, 4th ser., v. 2, p. 185-192. Ascribed by some authorities to Alexander Bicknell
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