1st Edition

Lives of Victorian Literary Figures, Part V, Volume 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins and William Thackeray by their contemporaries

    378 Pages
    by Routledge

    Considers the reputations and biographical portrayal of three innovative and controversial writers: Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins and William Thackeray. These anthologies of contemporary biographical material shed light on the processes at work in the establishment of a public image and a critical reputation.

    Introduction 1. School Days: Thackeray at Charterhouse a) D. D., ‘Some Few Thackerayana’, National Review b) [ John Frederick Boyes], ‘A Memorial of Thackeray’s School-Days’, Cornhill Magazine c) [Gerald Stanley Davies], ‘Thackeray as Carthusian’, Greyfriar 2. The ‘Set’: The 1840s a) Jane O. Brookfield, A Collection of Letters of Thackeray b) Charles and Frances Brookfield, Mrs. Brookfield and Her Circle 3. Henry Vizetelly, Glances Back Through Seventy Years 4. The Author as Artist and Art Critic a) Lewis Melville, ‘Thackeray as Artist. I. Concerning Thackeray’s Drawings’, Connoisseur b) Samuel Bevan, Sand and Canvas 5. The Author as Editor a) Anne Thackeray Ritchie, ‘The First Number of "The Cornhill"’, Cornhill Magazine b) Anne Thackeray Ritchie, ‘The First Editor: and the Founder’, Cornhill Magazine c) George M. Smith, ‘Our Birth and Parentage’, Cornhill Magazine 6. Thackeray in the United States a) Lucy W. Baxter, ‘Introduction’, Thackeray’s Letters to an American Family b) James Grant Wilson, Thackeray in the United States 7. James T. Fields, Yesterday with Authors 8. Richard Bedingfield, ‘Recollections of Thackeray. By his Cousin’, Cassell’s Magazine 9. Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Richard Hengist Horne 10. George Hodder, Memories of my Time 11. Frederick Locker-Lampson, My Confidences 12. [John Brown and Henry Lancaster], ‘Thackeray’, North British Review 13. Jane Townley Pryme and Alicia Bayne, Memorials of the Thackeray Family


    Volume Editors: Andrew Maunder (Mary Elizabeth Braddon), William Baker & Andrew Gasson (Wilkie Collins), Judith L. Fisher (William Thackeray), Series Editor Ralph Pite.