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Selected Writings

William Hazlitt


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PUBLISHED: 31st July 2009
ISBN: 9780199552528
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William Hazlitt (1778-1830) developed a variety of identities as a writer: essayist, philosopher, critic of literature, drama, and painting, biographer, political commentator, and polemicist. What unites this variety is his dramatic and passionate intelligence, his unswerving commitment to individual and political liberty, and his courageous opposition to established political and cultural power. Hailed in 1819 as 'one of the ablest and most eloquent critics of our nation', Hazlitt was also reviled for his political radicalism by the conservative press of the period. His writing engages with many of the important cultural and political debates of a revolutionary period, and retains its power both to provoke and move the reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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  • Paperback
    $25.39
PUBLISHED: 31st July 2009
ISBN: 9780199552528
ANNOTATION:
William Hazlitt (1778-1830) developed a variety of identities as a writer: essayist, philosopher, critic of literature, drama, and painting, biographer, political commentator, and polemicist. What unites this variety is his dramatic and passionate intelligence, his unswerving commitment to individual and political liberty, and his courageous opposition to established political and cultural power. Hailed in 1819 as 'one of the ablest and most eloquent critics of our nation', Hazlitt was also reviled for his political radicalism by the conservative press of the period. His writing engages with many of the important cultural and political debates of a revolutionary period, and retains its power both to provoke and move the reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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William Hazlitt (1778-1830) developed a variety of identities as a writer: essayist, philosopher, critic of literature, drama, and painting, biographer, political commentator, and polemicist. What unites this variety is his dramatic and passionate intelligence, his unswerving commitment to individual and political liberty, and his courageous opposition to established political and cultural power. Hailed in 1819 as 'one of the ablest and most eloquent critics of our nation', Hazlitt was also reviled for his political radicalism by the conservative press of the period. His writing engages with many of the important cultural and political debates of a revolutionary period, and retains its power both to provoke and move the reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher Description

New edition.

Author Biography

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) was an English writer and is best remembered as an essayist and literary critic. Among his most famous collections of essays are "The Spirit of the Age" and "Table Talk,"

Table of Contents

Includes: The French Revolution; On Modern Comedy; Modern Tragedy; Our National Theatres; On Personal Identity; Characteristics; On Poetry in General; Shakespeare; Macbeth; Coriolanus; Mr Wordsworth

Review

`I recommend the Selected Writings of Hazlitt edited by Jan Cook, and the most recent biography, Hazlitt, A Life, by Stanley Jones.' Ottawa Citizen, 13 July 1997

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William Hazlitt (1778-1830) developed a variety of identities as a writer: essayist, philosopher, critic of literature, drama, and painting, biographer, political commentator, and polemicist. What unites this variety is his dramatic and passionate intelligence, his unswerving commitment to individual and political liberty, and his courageous opposition to established political and cultural power. Hailed in 1819 as `one of the ablest and most eloquent critics of our nation', Hazlitt was also reviled for his political radicalism by the conservative press of the period. His writing engages with many of the important cultural and political debates of a revolutionary period, and retains its power both to provoke and move the reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Review Text

`I recommend the Selected Writings of Hazlitt edited by Jan Cook, and the most recent biography, Hazlitt, A Life, by Stanley Jones.' Ottawa Citizen, 13 July 1997

Product Details

Author
William Hazlitt
Short Title
SEL WRITINGS
Language
English
ISBN-10
0199552525
ISBN-13
9780199552528
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-07-31
Series
Oxford World's Classics
Pages
423
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Jon Cook
Audience
General/Trade
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA

Product Reviews

31 Jul, 2017
William Hazlitt would find a well-paid job in any modern paper,so topical is his writing.
By Simon