Henry Mackenzie

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  • Jim Owen (Columbus State University)

Engraving by William Home Lizars, 1819. Courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.

Henry Mackenzie, 1745-1831, was a novelist, playwright, poet and essayist, and is now identified with his most popular novel, The Man of Feeling (1771). In his time, however, Mackenzie became a leading figure of the Scottish Enlightenment through his own work and through his promotion of the careers …

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Citation:
Owen, Jim. "Henry Mackenzie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 December 2004
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2858, accessed 31 July 2014.]

Articles on Mackenzie's works

  1. The Man of Feeling

Related Groups

  1. The Sentimental Novel/ Novel of Sensibility