Men, Women and Books: A Selection of Sketches Essays and Critical Memoirs from His Uncollected Prose Writings Part One
Kessinger Publishing, 2005 M05 1 - 288 pages
1847. Part One of Two. English poet, critic, and journalist, Hunt was a friend of the eminent literary men of his time, and his home was the gathering place for such notable writers as Hazlitt, Lamb, Keats, and Shelley. With his brother John, Hunt established in 1808 the Examiner, a liberal weekly to which he contributed political articles. Because of an outspoken article casting aspersions on the prince regent, the brothers were imprisoned, but they continued to edit the journal from jail. His literary fame rests chiefly on his miscellaneous light essays, his lyrics and his witty and informative autobiography. A noted dramatic and literary critic, he was one of the first to praise the genius of Shelley and Keats. Contents: Fiction and Matter of Fact; The Inside of an Omnibus; The Day of the Disasters of Carfington Blundell, Esquire; A Visit to the Zoological Gardens; A Novel Party; Beds and Bedrooms; The World of Books; Jack Abbott's Breakfast; On Seeing a Pigeon Make Love; The Month of May; The Giuli Tree; A Few Remarks on the Rare Vice Called Lying; Criticism on Female Beauty; Of Statesmen Who Have Written Verses; and Female Sovereigns of England. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417919701.
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