New Writings of William Hazlitt by Duncan Wu

New Writings of William Hazlitt

EditorDuncan Wu

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The 205 new writings by William Hazlitt collected for the first time in this two volume set provides a fuller picture than has hitherto been available of his career as journalist, particularly his work for the Morning Chronicle, The Times and The Atlas. Newly discovered works include majoressays on the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge, a defence of Byron and Shelley against charges of immorality, an analysis of the three trials of the Regency publisher and writer William Hone, and a series of reminiscences and anecdotes from Hazlitt's last years. In addition, there are importantessays on Napoleon, the Vienna Congress, and on Southey's appointment as Poet Laureate; notices of Edmund Kean, Dora Jordan and Fanny Kemble; reviews of Coleridge's Christabel, Byron's Sardanapalus and Hunt's Rimini; and essays on the fine arts, including exhibitions at the British Institution.Duncan Wu has surveyed all the publications for which Hazlitt wrote, as well as many for which he didn't, to find these neglected works. Each one is edited from its original printed source, prefaced with a detailed explanation of its attribution, and annotations providing information necessary to afull understanding of context and content. These two volumes also provide a partial bibliography of Hazlitt's journalism.

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Duncan Wu is Professor of English Language and Literature at St Catherine's College, Oxford. He is the author of iWordsworth: An Inner Life/i (2000), and the editor of iRomanticism: An Anthology/i, a standard text now in its third edition. He is the editor of iSelected Writings of William Hazlitt/i (9 vols., 1998), iWilliam Hazlitt, Th...
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Title:New Writings of William HazlittFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1134 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.16 inPublished:September 6, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199207062

ISBN - 13:9780199207060

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IntroductionPart I: New Essays and PoemsPart II: Early Versions of Selected EssaysPart III: Questionable AttributionsAppendix I: Hazlitt and iThe Correspondent/iAppendix II: Hazlitt's copy of iThe Yellow Dwarf/i and 'Is there any hope of Reform?'Appendix III: Hazlitt's involvement with iThe White Hat/iAppendix IV: Hazlitt's Opera Reviews for iThe Atlas/i, 1827-8Appendix V: Attribution Listings for iThe Morning Chronicle/i, iThe Champion/i, iThe Times/i, iThe Examiner/i, iThe London Weekly Review/i and iThe Atlas/iBibliography