Selected Essays by W. HazlittSelected Essays by W. Hazlitt

Selected Essays

byW. Hazlitt

Paperback | July 6, 2009

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William Hazlitt (1778-1830) was one of the greatest of English essayists, and this selection offers a wide range of his writings: it begins with Hazlitt's comments on the romantic poets who were his contemporaries, Wordsworth and Coleridge; it goes on to give a flavour of his influential views on the theatre and the visual arts; and it finishes with some fascinating accounts of the leisure activities of the Romantics, from boxing to juggling to rambles in the countryside. The selection was made by George Sampson in 1917 and reprinted many times thereafter, and the essays are offered with annotations that not only illuminate the texts, but are themselves now of interest as reflecting the period in which they were written. Cambridge University Press is delighted to bring this classic edition back into print.
Title:Selected EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 7.99 × 5 × 0.67 inPublished:July 6, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521109248

ISBN - 13:9780521109246

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1. My first acquaintance with poets, 2. On the conversation of authors I; 3. On the conversation of authors II; 4. Of persons one would wish to have seen; 5. On reading old books; 6. On actors and acting I; 7. On actors and acting II; 8. On a landscape of Nicholas Poussin; 9. On the pleasure of painting I; 10. On the pleasure of painting II; 11. The fight; 12. The Indian jugglers; 13. On going on a journey; Notes.