Henry Mackenzie (3263 words)

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Henry Mackenzie
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 of younger writers such as Burns and Scott.

Mackenzie was born August 6th, 1745. His father was a successful Edinburgh doctor, and h…

Citation: Owen, Jim. "Henry Mackenzie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 December 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2858, accessed 28 October 2021.]

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