Characteristics of Women was well received as a work of Shakespeare
criticism: reviewers and literary critics placed it alongside the work of Hazlitt
, and Schlegel
Desmet, Christy. “’Intercepting the Dew-Drop’: Female Readers and Readings in Anna Jameson’s Shakespearean Criticism”. Women’s Re-Visions of Shakespeare, edited by Marianne Novy, University of Illinois Press, 1990, pp. 41-57.
In life her hero (whose actual name was Friedrich Leopold, or Fritz, von Hardenberg) was a friend of Schiller
, and died in 1801 before the age of thirty, having just published his...
and Friedrich von Schlegel
published their periodicalDas Athenäum, the manifesto of the German Romantic movement.