The English Romantic Poets and Essayists: A Review of Research and Criticism

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LEIGH HUNT

BY CAROLYN W. HOUTCHENSand LAWRENCE H. HOUTCHENS Miami University


I. Bibliographies

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

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