Hazlitt

Hazlitt : A Life - From Winterslow to Frith Street

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Glimpsed through the biographies of the major literary figures with whom he was associated, our image of Hazlitt has been limited, and often distorted. Stanley Jones portrays a man almost incapacitated by his own diffidence, a loyal friend and family man, yet an incorruptible critic, willing to defy social and literary conventions to espouse his opinions. Drawing on a range of sources, and revealing much new information, this is a portrait of one of the most representative figures of the Romantic period.show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 130 x 193 x 29mm | 312g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1 illustrations, bibliography, index, chronology
  • 0192828975
  • 9780192828972

Table of contents

Withdrawal from London; the loopholes of retreat; return to town; parliamentary reporter; political controversy and art criticism; dramatic critic; the end of public hopes; "The Examiner"; "The Round Tables"; the claims of barefaced power; apostates from liberty; the leopard and the scorpion; "The London Magazine"; the end of private hopes; second marriage; on the Continent; the final years.show more