Diary, Reminiscences and Correspondence

Diary, Reminiscences and Correspondence

by Henry Crabb Robinson, Thomas Sadler (Editor)
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Overview

Henry Crabb Robinson (1775–1867) was a lawyer, journalist and indefatigable diarist, who was acquainted with almost all the important figures in English and European cultural circles. His surviving writings amount to almost one hundred volumes, from which this selection was compiled in 1869. He studied at Jena where he became acquainted with Goethe and Schiller, and became foreign editor for The Times, despatching eyewitness reports on the Battle of Corunna. He travelled to Switzerland and Italy with Wordsworth, and his reminiscences of William Blake are an important source of information on that visionary. He attended Coleridge's public lectures, recording not only the content but anecdotes about the audiences. Other activities included helping found the Athenaeum Club and University College, London. The combination of anecdote and critical appraisal of the notables about whom he writes makes the diaries a valuable source for the culture of the nineteenth century.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108024907
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/06/2011
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies Series
Pages: 610
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. 1816. Flaxman - Lamb - the Clarksons at Playford - Wordsworth - Southey - De Quincey - Coleridge; 2. 1817. On circuit - treason trials - Coleridge and Tieck - journey to Paris - Home's trials; 3. 1818. Lectures by Hazlitt and Coleridge - visit to Germay - the court at Weimar - Knebel - on circuit; 4. 1819. Clarkson - J. P. Collier and Mr. Walter - on circuit - Benecke - new chambers; 5. 1820. On Elton Hammond; 6. Flaxman - Lamb - Swiss tour with the Wordsworths; 7. 1821. Mrs. Barbauld - Flaxman - tour to Scotland; 8. 1822. Wordsworth's memorial poems - visit to Paris - Charles and Mary Lamb in Paris; 9. 1823. Southey - Wordsworth, Coleridge, Moore, Lamb, and Rogers - Abernethy - acquaintance with Irving - Schlegel - Flaxman; 10. 1824. Sir John Franklin - Coleridge and Irving - Athenaeum club opened - Lady Morgan - tour in Normandy - visit to the Trappists; 11. 1825. Julius Hare - Sir James Stephen - Blake's Conversations; 12. 1926. Blake - Lamb - Irving - Coleridge - tour in Ireland - journey with O'Connell - visit to Derrynane - Wordsworth - visit to Dawson Turner - Macaulay - Death of Flaxman; 13. 1827. Death of Blake - Lamb at Enfield; 14. 1828. Goethe - opening of the London University - repeal of Test and Corporation Acts - Bishop Stanley - H.C.R. quits the Bar; 15. 1829. Antiquarian Society - Linnaean Society - Lamb's hoax and confession - with lamb at Enfield - Mrs. Clarkson - Wordsworth; 16. 1829. Croker - tour in Germany - visits to Benecke, Knebel, Goethe, Tieck, &c.; 17. 1829–31. In Italy - winter in Rome - tour in Sicily - stay in Florence; 18. 1831. In England again - the Reform Bill - visits to Lamb and the Clarksons - Jeremy Bentham.

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