BY CAROLYN W. HOUTCHENSand LAWRENCE H. HOUTCHENS Miami University
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE bibliography of works by and relating to Leigh Hunt is the one appended by Louis Landré to his two-volume Leigh Hunt ( 1784- 1859): Contribution à l'histoire du romantisine anglais ( 1935- 36). In extensiveness it supersedes any other Hunt bibliography, although it needs correction for certain omissions and minor inaccuracies. George L. Marsh ( MP, 1937) and William S. Ward ( The Criticism of Poetry in British Periodicals, 1798-1820, Duke Univ. dissertation, 1943; microcards, Univ. of Kentucky, 1955) between them mention thirty-five periodical articles on Hunt which are not in Landré. Additional items can also be found in other sources. Nonetheless, Landré's bibliography is an indispensable toot for advanced research.
For a less overwhelming introduction to Hunt, one should begin with Ernest Bernbaum's good selective and critical bibliography in the Hunt chapter of his Guide Through the Romantic Movement ( 2nd ed., 1949). The selective bibliography in G. B. Woods's English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement ( 1950) should be avoided as an initial approach to Hunt because it is carelessly revised from the 1916 edition and omits some major items. The critical bibliography of the