Metropolitan Writings PDF ePub eBook

  • Format Name: Metropolitan Writings
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  • Publisher: Fyfield Books
  • Data Published: 27 January 2005
  • ISBN: 1857547586
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  • Format eBook: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • File Size: 43MB
  • Language: English
  • Number of Pages: 240 pages
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William Hazlitt (1778-1830), that most engaging of English essayists, is provocatively and congenially at home in this new collection of his city essays that spark with urbane wit and gossip. Characters from his world come alive: Wordsworth and Beau Brummell, street jugglers and coffee house politicians, the ladies' maid returning from Italy 'as giddy as if she had been up in a balloon' and the literary footmen who 'wear green spectacles' and 'are seen reading books they do not understand at the Museum and public libraries'.Gregory Dart's selection reminds us that Hazlitt is not only an important critic and polemicist, but also a reflective, wry, wise and humorous writer, a man who relished London life. Many of the essays included here are made available for the first time in paperback. A detailed introduction and notes set them in their context and clarify contemporary references.

About William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt was born in Maidstone, Kent in 1778, the son of a Unitarian minister. After a short period in America, the family settled in the village of Wem, Shropshire. Hazlitt was educated at the Unitarian college in Hackney from 1793 to 1795, although he decided against the religious life, and began to move in the political and literary circles of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Lamb and Godwin. He wrote philosophy and politics before becoming increasingly involved in literature and journalism. In 1814 he became the Morning Chronicle parliamentary reporter and theatre critic, while also writing essays for journals, including the Edinburgh Review and Leigh Hunt's Examiner. His works on literature include the Characters of Shakespeare's Plays (1817), dedicated to Lamb and admired by Keats- Lectures on the English Poets (1818)- The Round Table, in collaboration with Leigh Hunt (1818)- and Lectures on the English Comic Writers (1819). His Political Essays were also published in 1819, and Table Talk in 1821-2. In 1825 and 1826 much of his best work was collected in two volumes of essays, The Spirit of the Age and The Plain Speaker. In the Last ten years of his life hazlitt experienced emotional turmoil and poverty, although he continued to publish until his death in 1830.


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