Richard Holt Hutton

Standard Name: Hutton, Richard Holt
Used Form: R. H. Hutton


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Friends, Associates Frances Sarah Hoey
FSH was also a close friend of her fellow-Catholic Edmund Downey . Her husband was a friend of Richard Holt Hutton , joint editor of The Spectator. She recalled, at the time of his...
Friends, Associates Emily Davies
In London, ED met John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor . At Emily Faithfull 's parties, frequented by Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, Isa Craig , and Bessie Rayner Parkes, she met Anthony Trollope , Louis Blanc
Literary responses George Eliot
Reviewers, including E. S. Dallas and Richard Holt Hutton , were highly complimentary; many saw this as GE 's best work to date.
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton.
Literary responses George Eliot
John Morley , anonymously in the Saturday Review, noted that [o]ne of the puzzles, which runs pathetically through Felix Holt as through Romola and the The Mill on the Floss, is the evil...
Literary responses George Eliot
This work was quite well reviewed, though Richard Holt Hutton wrote that GE found verse a fetter, and not a stimulus,
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton.
and Henry James declared in the North American Review that it was not...
Literary responses George Eliot
Middlemarch's mode of publication meant that responses were coming in long before the book was complete, including formal reviews. R. H. Hutton for instance, wrote no less than 6 reviews for the Spectator...
Literary responses George Eliot
On the whole reviewers were enthusiastic (E. S. Dallas began his notice in the Times, George Eliot is as great as ever
Carroll, David, editor. George Eliot: The Critical Heritage. Barnes and Noble.
), but the ending of The Mill on the Floss...
Occupation Christina Fraser-Tytler
The marriage seems to have fostered CFT 's vocation as a writer. Her husband's connection with R. H. Hutton , editor of The Spectator, meant there was a steady stream of books for reviewing...
Publishing E. A. Dillwyn
EAD contributed to The Spectator (edited by her father's friend R. H. Hutton ) during the 1880s and 90s, writing nearly sixty anonymous reviews for it. She was among the first to praise Robert Louis Stevenson
Textual Features George Eliot
Feminist readers have chafed at the way that the delicately developed erotic relation between Dorothea and Casaubon's young relation Will Ladislaw leads Dorothea not only to a second marriage but to subsuming her life's work...
Textual Features Dinah Mulock Craik
The narrator is a male invalid named Phineas Fletcher, a descendent of the poet (1582-1650) whose name he shares. He has an intense (at least on his side) homosocial relationship with the title character.
R. H. Hutton


2 September 1843: The Economist, a new weekly founded by businessman...

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2 September 1843

The Economist, a new weekly founded by businessman and MP James Wilson , issued its first number.

July 1855: The first issue of the National Review was...

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July 1855

The first issue of the National Review was published; it became the most celebrated Unitarian periodical and one of the most illustrious quarterlies of the century.

21 April 1869: The Metaphysical Society was founded; women...

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21 April 1869

The Metaphysical Society was founded; women were excluded.

24 May 1875: In the wake of proposed legislation both...

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24 May 1875

In the wake of proposed legislation both by antivivisectionists and by scientists in favour of animal experiments, Home Secretary Richard Cross announced a Royal Commission on animal vivisection.

1879: Walter Bagehot's Literary Studies, a two-volume...

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Walter Bagehot 's Literary Studies, a two-volume collection of his literary essays, was published posthumously with a memoir by Richard Holt Hutton .

1893: Arthur Munby published a narrative poem called...

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Arthur Munby published a narrative poem called Susan: A Poem of Degrees, a thinly disguised account of his tempestuous secret love for working-class diarist Hannah Cullwick .


Bagehot, Walter. Literary Studies. Editor Hutton, Richard Holt, Longmans, Green, 1891.