The English Review

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The English Review (1908-37) was a monthly literary magazine launched in December 1908 by Ford Madox Ford (still known at that time as F. M. Hueffer), with help from Joseph Conrad and from their friend Arthur Marwood, who provided financial backing. The first issue, mostly put together at Conrad’s Bedfordshire home, offered a remarkable array of contributors including Conrad (instalments of A Personal Record), Henry James (“The Jolly Corner”), Thomas Hardy (“A Sunday Morning Tragedy”, rejected by the Fortnightly Review as unsuited to family reading), H. G. Wells (early chapters of Tono-Bungay), and W. H. Hudson. The first fifteen issues, to February 1910, all …

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Citation: Baldick, Chris. "The English Review". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 March 2021 [, accessed 25 September 2023.]

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