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Charlotte Lennox

Charlotte Lennox  

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(?1729–1804),novelist, poet, and essayist, spent some of her childhood in New York Province. Her novel The Female Quixote (1752), was praised by H. Fielding. Her other novels include the Life of ...
David Williams

David Williams  

(1738–1816),a neglected Deist preacher and radical Enlightenment [32] intellectual who acted as an important conduit between polite and plebeian culture in the late eighteenth century.Born and ...
Frank Swinnerton

Frank Swinnerton  

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(1884–1982),novelist. His novels include Nocturne (1917, his greatest success) and Harvest Comedy (1937). He was a familiar figure in the literary life of the first half of this century. His ...
Henry Newbolt

Henry Newbolt  

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(1862–1938),is remembered principally for his rousing patriotic nautical ballads, which include ‘Drake's Drum’, published in Admirals All and Other Verses (1897).
James Joyce

James Joyce  

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(1882–1941),novelist, born at Rathgar, Dublin, educated at University College, Dublin, where Gogarty was a fellow student. Early influences included Gerhard Hauptmann, Dante, G. Moore, Ibsen, and ...
John Forster

John Forster  

(1812–76),was editor of Foreign Quarterly Review, 1842–3, the Daily News, 1846, and the Examiner, 1847–55. He was the literary associate and close friend of Leigh Hunt, C. Lamb, W. S. Landor, ...
letters of Dickens

letters of Dickens  

Dickens's letters (the standard edition is the Pilgrim Edition, hereafter Pilgrim) bear witness to the physical and mental intensity of his life, even while constituting a significant body of work ...
Regency

Regency  

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The period in Britain from 1811 to 1820 when the Prince of Wales, later George IV, acted as regent for his father, George III, who had become insane. Among the major events of the Regency were the ...
Richard Henry Horne

Richard Henry Horne  

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(1802–1884), English journalist, poet, and writer of children's books. Under the pseudonym Mrs. Fairstar, Horne, whose real name was Richard Hengist Horne, wrote Memoirs of a London Doll (1846). One ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009

a philanthropic fund and society set up at the urging of Revd David *Williams in 1790 to assist distressed writers

Royal Society of Literature

Royal Society of Literature  

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Was founded in 1823. The Associates were elected by the council of the Society (Malthus and S. T. Coleridge were among the first ten). The Society published papers read to it under the title ...
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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
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History, Social sciences
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Founded in London in 1788 by the Dissenting minister David Williams in a coffee house on Conduit Street, it was

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Alan S. Watts

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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138 words

Founded in 1790 as the Literary Fund to give financial aid to distressed authors, their widows and orphans, it was

speeches of Dickens

speeches of Dickens  

Dickens, who was admired and even renowned as a public speaker, appeared on many charitable occasions, for schools, adult education, self-help societies, hospitals, and at social celebrations. His ...
Times

Times  

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Was founded under the name of ‘The Daily Universal Register’ on 1 Jan. 1785 by John Walter, the name being changed to The Times in 1788. It was one of the first papers to employ special foreign ...

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