His work was shaped largely by analytical skill that showed clearly in his role as an editor: time after time he gauged the taste of readers so accurately that circulation figures of magazines under his direction soared impressively.
It showed itself in his critical essays, wherein he lucidly explained and logically applied his criteria.
Given the structure of the Warwick term, I would strongly, strongly suggest reading more.
I will level with you - some of you might struggle with Edgeworth and, particularly, Scott.
His work, especially his critical writings and carefully crafted poems, had perhaps a greater influence in France, where they were translated by Charles Baudelaire, than in his own country.
Science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury discussing Edgar Allan Poe's “The Fall of the House of Usher” in an Encyclopædia Britannica Educational Corporation film, 1975.
His skill in weaving history into inventive plots and in characterizing his compatriots brought him acclaim not only in America and England but on the continent of Europe as well.
Edgar Allan Poe, reared in the South, lived and worked as an author and editor in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, and New York City.
Objectives and Outline Syllabus: This module aims to explore the rise of the novel as both a genre and a concept, and the ways in which it develops in the particular context of nineteenth-century Britain, responding to rapid social change - and the possibility of revolution - and the correspondingly shifting understandings of class, gender, sexuality, nation and culture.
We shall consider what nineteenth-century readers taxonomized the novel and invested heavily in what they thought its purpose and formula should be and yet simultaneously defamiliarized it.