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Hunt, Leigh 1784-1859

Overview
Works: 1,885 works in 4,756 publications in 2 languages and 59,299 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Bibliography  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Reviews  Portraits  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Recipient, Lyricist, Composer, Other, Correspondent, Contributor, Honoree, Adapter, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4812, 821.7
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The poetical works of Leigh Hunt by Leigh Hunt( Book )

74 editions published between 1832 and 2010 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men, women, and books : a selection of sketches, essays, and critical memoirs, from his uncollected prose writings by Leigh Hunt( Book )

57 editions published between 1847 and 1943 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political and occasional essays by Leigh Hunt( Book )

8 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leigh Hunt's dramatic criticism, 1808-1831 by Leigh Hunt( Book )

16 editions published between 1949 and 1977 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary criticism by Leigh Hunt( Book )

11 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Byron and some of his contemporaries by Leigh Hunt( Book )

42 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1828 volume offers Leigh Hunt's glimpse at the life and works of the Romantic poet Lord Byron, with remembrances of John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley
English essays from Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay; with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles William Eliot( Book )

6 editions published between 1937 and 1980 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays written by people such as Sir Philip Sidney and Thomas Babington Macaulay
Essays by Leigh Hunt( Book )

67 editions published between 1817 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years 1801 to 1808 saw the emergence of Leigh Hunt as a public figure on the London literary scene, and his appreciation of good books and great writers was highly respected. Collected here are such essays as Deaths of Little Children," An Earth upon Heaven," Shakespeare's Birthday," and A Few Thoughts on Sleep."
A jar of honey from Mount Hybla by Leigh Hunt( Book )

41 editions published between 1847 and 2013 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Sword and Captain Pen : an anti-war poem by Leigh Hunt( Book )

10 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leigh Hunt was born in Southgate, London, where his parents had settled after leaving the United States. Educated at Christ's Hospital from 1791 to 1799 but a speech impediment, later cured, prevented his going to university. 'For some time after I left school,' he says, 'I did nothing but visit my school-fellows, haunt the book-stalls and write verses.' His first poems were published in 1801 under the title of Juvenilia, and introduced him into literary and theatrical society. He began to write for the newspapers, and published in 1807 a volume of theatre criticism, and a series of Classic Tales with critical essays on the authors. In 1809, Leigh Hunt married Marianne Kent and over the next 20 years they had ten children. Whilst Leigh Hunt was more properly categorized as a minor poet this is not faint praise as the times were particularly rich poets of bewildering talents: Shelley, Byron, Keats, Coleridge. Perhaps though his work as a publisher and editor gives a better context for his talents. Though he worked on many publications times were difficult and financial troubles were never far from his door. Shelley was particularly generous to him but after his death life was to become rather more difficult until in 1844 some comfort was given with an annuity of Đ120 from Mary Shelley and further relief came in 1847 from Lord John Russell who procured him a pension of Đ200. Such contributions enabled Leigh Hunt to continue to write and publish. Interestingly Leigh Hunt was the original of Harold Skimpole in Bleak House. 'Dickens wrote in a letter of 25 September 1853, 'I suppose he is the most exact portrait that was ever painted in words! He died in Putney on 28 August 1859, and is buried at Kensal Green Cemetery. Here we publish Captain Sword And Captain Pen a superb example of Hunt's longer works
The town : its memorable characters and events by Leigh Hunt( Book )

70 editions published between 1848 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Vanbrugh by John Vanbrugh( Book )

9 editions published between 1896 and 1949 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feast of the poets : with notes, and other pieces in verse by Leigh Hunt( Book )

17 editions published between 1814 and 1815 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table-talk : to which are added Imaginary conversations of Pope and Swift by Leigh Hunt( Book )

30 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar : with biographical and critical notices by William Wycherley( Book )

68 editions published between 1831 and 1979 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prefaces by Leigh Hunt, mainly to his periodicals by Leigh Hunt( Book )

12 editions published between 1927 and 1967 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Rimini, : a poem, by Leigh Hunt( Book )

22 editions published between 1816 and 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Leigh Hunt by Leigh Hunt( Book )

55 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realities of imagination by Leigh Hunt( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The poetical works of Leigh Hunt
Alternative Names
Editor of the Examiner

Editor of the Examiner 1784-1859

Hunt, J. H. L. 1784-1859

Hunt, J. H. L. (James Henry Leigh), 1784-1859

Hunt, James H. 1784-1859

Hunt, James Henry Leigh.

Hunt, James Henry Leigh 1784-1859

Hunt, James Henry Liegh 1784-1859

Hunt, Leigh

Hunt Leigh 1784-1859

James Henry Leigh Hunt

James Henry Leigh Hunt anglický básník a esejista

Leigh Hunt anglický básník a esejista

Leigh Hunt Brits journalist (1784-1859)

Leigh Hunt écrivain britannique

Leigh Hunt englischer Schriftsteller

Leigh Hunt saggista, poeta e scrittore inglese

Гант Дж. Г. Л

Гант Дж. Г. Л. 1784-1859

Гант Л

Гант Л. 1784-1859

Гент Дж. Г. Л

Гент Дж. Г. Л. 1784-1859

Лей-Гент

Лей-Гент 1784-1859

Ли Хант английский эссеист, журналист, поэт, драматург, критик

Хант Дж. Г

Хант Дж. Г. 1784-1859

Хант Л. Дж. Г

Хант Л. Дж. Г. 1784-1859

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Languages
English (876)

French (1)

Covers
Young romantics : the tangled lives of English poetry's greatest generationThe wit in the dungeon : the remarkable life of Leigh Hunt--poet, revolutionary, and the last of the romanticsPoetry and politics in the Cockney School : Keats, Shelley, Hunt, and their circleFiery heart : the first life of Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt : life, poetics, politicsLeigh Hunt and the London literary scene : a reception history of his major works, 1805-1828