John Wilson Croker

Standard Name: Croker, John Wilson
Used Form: J. W. Croker


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Cultural formation Margaret Croker
She came from the professional class. Her famous namesake, J. W. Croker , was no relation, though his father came from a Devon family.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
Friends, Associates Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
They included public men like George Canning , John Philpot Curran , and Lord Erskine , and writers and theatre people like John Philip Kemble , George Colman the younger, dramatist and examiner of plays...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
While in London, ER renewed old friendships and established new. She socialized with Sir Edwin Henry Landseer , John Wilson Croker , Henry Chorley , Lord Lansdowne , and Anna Jameson (with whom she corresponded)...
Friends, Associates Matilda Charlotte Houstoun
In her youth MCH 's family associated with various prominent figures. Living close to John Wilson Croker , she became acquainted with many literary people, including Theodore Hook and the family of Caroline Norton ...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Letitia Barbauld
The prose pieces include a dialogue of the dead between the ancient beauty Helen and the modern Madame de Maintenon . Literary historian James Chandler notes that the most substantial piece in the volume is...
Intertextuality and Influence Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
One of this novel's topics is concealed identity (which results in repeated changes of name for several central characters). As the story opens, two men land at Dublin (which they find desolate, poverty-struck by the...
Literary responses Harriet Martineau
Political economy was controversial in itself, and the potentially scandalous exposition by a young unmarried female of matters having to do with population control provided grist for the mills of hostile reviewers. HM recollected hearing...
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Critics in general, from first publication onwards, tended to identify Sydney Owenson with her heroine; the name Glorvina stuck to her thenceforward. The Critical Review (whose notice spelled this name wrong throughout) said it could...
Literary responses Anna Letitia Barbauld
J. W. Croker 's notice in the Quarterly Review (in June 1812, wrongly attributed by some to Southey ) was most offensive of all. He reached for the gendered weapons so often drawn against Mary Wollstonecraft
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
This novel, said the Critical, deserves great praise for stepping out of the high way of modern romance.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
3d ser. 16 (1809): 282
Owenson's rendering of its hard Greek names was quite as full...
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Croker confessed to liking this piece, but insisted that Owenson had not yet heard the last of his dislike of The Wild Irish Girl.
Campbell, Mary. Lady Morgan: The Life and Times of Sydney Owenson. Pandora.
Literary responses Frances Burney
The Wanderer was disappointingly received, probably because it read like a work of the 1790s—as essentially it was. J. W. Croker wrote objectionably of it in the Quarterly Review as if the book were a...
Literary responses Frances Burney
The Memoirsdid not win critical acclaim,
Doody, Margaret Anne. Frances Burney: The Life in the Works. Cambridge University Press.
though Joanna Baillie and her sister, who had known many of the people depicted in the memoirs, enjoyed them immensely, especially FB 's juvenile letters. Baillie, who...
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
De Staël is said to have had France read to her on her deathbed, with approbation.
Campbell, Mary. Lady Morgan: The Life and Times of Sydney Owenson. Pandora.
Her lover Benjamin Constant defended Morgan from attack, and Morgan's own friend Lady Charleville , who had previously...
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Croker , who again reviewed for the Quarterly, was obviously one of the race of intolerant critics
Quarterly Review. J. Murray.
25 (1821): 532
who, according to the Morning Chronicle, were thrown into a STATE of FURY...


1 January 1830: J. W. Croker for the first time used the...

Writing climate item

1 January 1830

J. W. Croker for the first time used the word Conservative to refer to the party which for a century and half had been called Tory.


Boswell, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson. Editor Croker, John Wilson, Vol.
5 vols
, John Murray, 1831.