The New Monthly Magazine (778 words)

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The New Monthly Magazine and Universal Register was founded in 1814 as a virulently Tory publication, which opposed liberal journals such as the Edinburgh Review and Richard Phillips's Monthly Magazine. In 1821, its commercially astute publisher Henry Colburn appointed the Whig poet Thomas Campbell as editor and changed the magazine's name to the New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal. Under Campbell, and his assistant Cyrus Redding (who did most of the actual editorial work), the New Monthly became considerably less political and, perhaps because of the high remuneration that Colburn offered to contributors, the quality of its writing improved greatly. It contained reviews, …

Citation: Higgins, David. "The New Monthly Magazine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 October 2006 [, accessed 03 December 2022.]

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