1st Edition

E.S. Dallas in The Times

Edited By Graham Law, Jenny Bourne Taylor Copyright 2024

    This volume comprises of a substantial selection of E.S. Dallas’s journalism in The Times. Although his reviews were crucial not only in forging the literary reputations of upcoming writers such as different as George Eliot and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, but also in recalibrating the response to well-established authors such as Tennyson and Dickens, Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1827-79) remains arguably the most unjustly neglected of mid-Victorian critics. Although Dallas wrote for many other periodicals, it was his reviews in The Times that had the greatest impact on both the market for books and literary culture in the mid-Victorian period. This collection brings together an anthology of his contributions, as well as a newly written introduction, a comprehensive listing of the articles he submitted to The Times, critical apparatus to contextualise the materials, and a detailed chronology, reappraising Dallas’ biography. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of literary history.





    Dallas as Expatriate

    Dallas as Journalist

    Dallas as Critic

    Chronology of the Life and Career of E. S. Dallas

    Chronological Listing of All Confirmed Contributions to The Times by E.S. Dallas

    Works Cited

    Select Anthology of E.S. Dallas’s Times Contributions

    Part 1. Literary Reviews

    1. Maud and Other Poems

    2. New Novels [Catherine Gore / Anthony Trollope]

    3. Translations from Goethe

    4. Tales from the Norse

    5. Adam Bede

    6. Anthony Trollope

    7. Idylls of the King

    8. The Mill on the Floss

    9. The Woman in White

    10. West Highland Tales

    11. Silas Marner

    12. Great Expectations

    13. Lady Audley's Secret

    14. Mr. Thackeray's Last Novel

    15. Reviews of Six Extra Christmas Numbers of All the Year Round, 1862-1867

    15. Somebody’s Luggage (1862)

    16. Mrs. Lirriper’s Lodgings (1863)

    17. Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy (1864)

    18. Dr. Marigold’s Prescriptions (1865)

    19. Mugby Junction (1866)

    20. No Thoroughfare (1867)

    21. New Novels [Wilkie Collins/ Ellen Wood]

    22. Shakesperian Studies

    23. Novels in Season [Charles Reade / Mary Braddon]

    24. Essays on Fiction

    25. Novels [Margaret Oliphant / Mary Braddon]

    26. Modern Poets

    27. Our Mutual Friend

    28. Felix Holt

    29. Sabina

    30. George Eliot’s Poem

    B. Non-Literary Reviews

    31. Gothic Architecture

    32. Scottish Philosophy

    33. Ancient Pottery and Porcelain

    34. Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy

    35. Miss Nightingale’s Notes

    36. Sir H. Holland’s Essays

    37. Industrial Biography

    38. Bee-Keeping

    39. Woman’s Work

    40. The Tonic Treatment of Diseases

    Part 3. Others (Leaders, Articles, Obituaries, Reports)

    41. Two Leaders from 1857

    42. The Native Languages of India

    43. Two Articles on the Visual and Plastic Arts

    44. The Late Lord Macaulay

    45. The Late Prince Consort

    46. Reported Death of Lord Elgin

    47. The Great French Exhibition

    48. Inside Paris



    Graham Law is Professor in Media History at Waseda University. Jenny Bourne Taylor is Professor Emerita in Victorian Literature at the University of Sussex.