Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 November 2008

400 Pages | 30 halftones

ISBN: 9780199549580

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William Hazlitt

The First Modern Man

Duncan Wu

  • The first full biography of one of the greatest journalists in the language--a very entertaining life-story full of sex, drink, and political outrage
  • Hazlitt was at the heart of the Romantic age--and Wu's book explains what Romanticism was and why it's important to us
  • The creator of modern political sketch-writing, essays, and sports journalism, Hazlitt continues to be a model for today's political journalists
  • Reveals countless new details concerning Hazlitt's dealings with Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Lamb, and Leigh Hunt, as well as William Godwin, Edmund Kean, Walter Savage Landor, Thomas Moore, Sir John Soane, Stendhal, J. M. W. Turner, and numerous other important figures

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