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William Hazlitt

Essayist, Critic (10-Apr-1778 — 18-Sep-1830)


William P. Albrecht. William Hazlitt and the Malthusian Controversy. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. 1950. 124pp.

Herschel Baker. William Hazlitt. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University. 1962. 530pp.

Augustine Birrell. William Hazlitt. London: Macmillan. 1902. 244pp.

Jules Douady. Vie de William Hazlitt l'essayiste. Paris, France: Hachette. 1907. 399pp. Language: French.

A. C. Grayline. The Quarrel of the Age: The Life and Times of William Hazlitt. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2000. 399pp.

William Hazlitt. Memoirs of William Hazlitt: With Portions of his Correspondence. London: Richard Bentley. 1867. (2 vols.) 317pp. + 312pp.

Percival Presland Howe. The Life of William Hazlitt. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1947.

Alexander Ireland. List of the Writings of William Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt, Chonologically arranged; with Notes, Descriptive, Critical, and Explanatory; and a Selection of Opinions Regarding their Genius and Characteristics. London: John Russell Smith. 1868. 233pp.

Geoffrey L. Keynes. Bibliography of William Hazlitt. London: Nonesuch Press. 1931. 136pp. Contents 138 entries.

John Kinnaird. William Hazlitt: Critic of Power. New York: Columbia University Press. 1978. 447pp.

Catherine MacLean. Born Under Saturn: A Biography of William Hazlitt. London: Collins. 1943. 630pp.

John L. Mahoney. The Logic of Passion: The Literary Criticism of William Hazlitt. Fordham University Press. 1981. 125pp.

Tom Paulin. The Day-Star of Liberty: William Hazlitt's Radical Style. London: Faber & Faber. 1998. 256pp.

Hesketh Pearson. The Fool of Love: A Life of William Hazlitt. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1934.

Elisabeth Schneider. The Aesthetics of William Hazlitt: A Study of The Philosophical Basis. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1933. 200pp.

Herschel Moreland Sikes (editor). The Letters of William Hazlitt. London: Macmillan. 1979. 399pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.683)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.287)

  8. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.182)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.453)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.228)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.284)

  12. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (pp.240-42)

  13. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.210)

  14. Literary Journalism: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors (p.117)

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