Robert Burns: The Critical Heritage

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Donald A. Low
Psychology Press, 1995 - Reference - 447 pages
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels.
The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation.
Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects.

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NOTE ON THE TEXT
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ALLAN RAMSAY and G H correspondence in Edinburgh Even
65
S JAMES ANDERSON unsigned review in Monthly Review
71
Unsigned notice in Critical Review May 1787
80
Unsigned notices in Universal Magazine 1787
86
DOROTHY WORDSWORTH letter to Jane Pollard December 1787
92
GEORGE THOMSON an unsigned obituary notice in London
99
COLERIDGE on Burns 17961817
108
BYRON extracts from journal 1813
257
SI ALEXANDER PETERKIN A Review of the Life of Robert Burns
266
The memory of Burns Edinburgh Evening Courant January
274
JANE AUSTEN in Sanditon 1817
293
KEATS on Burns 181819
305
THOMAS CAMPBELL Specimens of the British Poets 1819
322
HAZLITT on Burns 18215
327
J G LOCKHART Life of Robert Burns 1828
342

THOMAS DUNCAN letter October 1796
114
WILLIAM REID from unsigned poem 1797
128
ROBERT NARES unsigned review in British Critic October 1800
154
WILLIAM AND DOROTHY WORDSWORTH 180242
159
SOUTHEY on Burns 18045
168
BYRON from English Bards and Scotch Reviewers 1809
176
Unsigned review in Universal Magazine February 1809
210
DOROTHY WORDSWORTH letter to De Quincey May 1809
218
WILLIAM PEEBLES Burns Renowned 1811
249
THOMAS CARLYLE unsigned review Edinburgh Review
351
MACAULAY unsigned review Edinburgh Review January 1828
394
WORDSWORTH note on a poem of 1833 1843
403
JAMES HOGG from Works of Robert Burns 1836
419
THOMAS DE QUINCEY in Taits Magazine February 1837
427
RALPH WALDO EMERSON on Burns 1840 1859
434
BIBLIOGRAPHY
441
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