The Edinburgh Review in the Literary Culture of Romantic Britain
Mammoth and Megalonyx
From its first issue, published on the 10th October 1802, Francis Jeffrey's "Edinburgh Review" established a strong reputation and exerted a powerful influence. This is a literary study of the "Edinburgh Review" for over fifty years. It contextualizes the periodical within the culture wars of the Romantic era.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Recent Whig Interpretations of Romantic Literary History; Chapter 1 ‘Strange Vigour’: A Review of Reviews; Chapter 2 ‘The Modern Athenians’: The Edinburgh Enterprise; Chapter 3 ‘The Self-Indulgence and Self-Admiration of Genius’: Jeffrey, Wordsworth and the Common Apprehension; Chapter 4 ‘That Superior Tribunal’: Jeffrey and Wordsworth on the People and the Public; Chapter 5 ‘A Mortal Antipathy to Scotchmen’: The Biographia and the Edinburgh Review; Chapter 6 ‘Running with the English Hares and Hunting with the Scotch Bloodhounds’: Jeffrey and Byron; Chapter 7 ‘Wars of the Tongue’: Blackwood’s against the Edinburgh Review in Post-War Edinburgh; Chapter 8 ‘Beware, O Teufelsdröckh, of Spiritual Pride!’: Jeffrey and Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus;