The London Magazine

(1159 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

The London Magazine (1820-29) was the premier literary miscellany of the early 1820s, and first published some of the major prose works of the Romantic period: Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater, William Hazlitt’s Table Talk essays, and Charles Lamb’s Elia essays. The overall standard of writing during its early years was high: other contributors included John Clare, Allan Cunningham, Thomas Hood, Peter George Patmore, Bryan Waller Proctor (“Barry Cornwall”), John Hamilton Reynolds, John Scott, Horace Smith, and Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (“Janus Weathercock”). Its early numbers, published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, were edited by the talented Scott (previously …

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Higgins, David. "The London Magazine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 April 2007
[, accessed 28 September 2016.]

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