Arthur Aikin

Standard Name: Aikin, Arthur


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Literary responses Anne Burke
This time the Critical sounded exasperated. While crediting the author with good intentions, it complained of careless and incorrect style, unconnected and improbable incidents, and absence of motive.
Garside, Peter et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
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The Monthly, this time...
Literary responses Elizabeth Gunning
The Critical Review found the translation tedious and unnatural, but triumphantly quoted from it a remark about the deplorable qualities of novels. Arthur Aikin in the Monthly, was equally damning, complaining that no book...
Literary responses Elizabeth Hervey
The Critical Review thought the protagonist and his adventures too closely modelled on Henry Fielding 's Tom Jones,
Garside, Peter. “The English Novel in the Romantic Era: Consolidation and Dispersal”. The English Novel 1770-1829, edited by Peter Garside et al., Oxford University Press, pp. 2: 15 - 103.
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but it praised the sentiments of piety and the descriptions and incidents—which, it...
Literary responses Margaret Holford
The Critical Review thought the manners of the East were well caught here (though not its language) and that the young author showed promise of improvement. Arthur Aikin and Ralph Griffiths in the Monthly wrote...
Literary responses Charlotte Smith
Arthur Aikin continued the Monthly Review's tradition of praise for CS , while the Critical changed its tune to comprehensive, though succinct, praise.
Garside, Peter et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
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Literary responses Charlotte Smith
The Analytical review (perhaps by Wollstonecraft) championed CS in her long financial struggle, saying that her troubles must excuse her acrimony
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Editors Todd, Janet and Marilyn Butler, Pickering.
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against her exploiters. It finds the story well imagined, the hero cut...
Literary responses Jane West
The Critical Review was enthusiastic about A Gossip's Story, recommending it as an antidote to the pernicious maxims of most modern sentimental novels. The reviewer said that West's frequent touches of delicate humour came...
Literary responses Elizabeth Pipe Wolferstan
The author's future husband, Samuel Pipe Wolferstan , supposed her to suffer from lack of brains even after he learned she had written a novel. He bought four fine-paper copies, but he had strong reservations...
Publishing Anna Letitia Barbauld
She wrote for other periodicals as well. From 1803 she reviewed poetry and belles lettres for the Annual Review, edited by her nephew Arthur Aikin , though few of her contributions are identified. For...
Textual Production Lucy Aikin
From 1803 she reviewed for her brother Arthur 's Annual Review, where one of her subjects was the travel letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu .
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press.


9 September 1803: The first number appeared of the Annual Review,...

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9 September 1803

The first number appeared of the Annual Review, a Dissenting periodical run by Lucy Aikin 's brother Arthur Aikin , which had been planned in 1802.


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