Thornton Leigh Hunt

Standard Name: Hunt, Thornton Leigh


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Family and Intimate relationships George Eliot
Lewes was married. He and his wife had agreed as rational free-thinkers that monogamy was unnatural. He had thus tolerated her relationship with his friend Thornton Hunt , and supported her children by Hunt, who...
Family and Intimate relationships George Henry Lewes
GHL married Agnes Jervis , who by 1849 was having an affair with his friend and fellow-writer Thornton Hunt . She and Lewes had four sons and a daughter; the daughter died soon after birth...
Friends, Associates Eliza Lynn Linton
People she met at the Laurences' house included Thornton Leigh Hunt (who, with his wife, lived at the Laurences'); Smith Williams , reader for Smith and Elder ; Robert Owen , socialist; Frank Stone ...
Publishing George Eliot
At about the same time that GE took on the Westminster Review, she also began reviewing for The Leader, a weekly recently launched by Thornton Hunt and George Henry Lewes . Two uncomplimentary...
Publishing Eliza Lynn Linton
She intended this novel to open the eyes of its readers to the oppression of women. Her hopes were very high: I confidently expect a success equal to Jane Eyre. This may sound vain...
Textual Production Charlotte Brontë
CB declined Thornton Hunt 's invitation to write for the Leader, which he was starting with George Henry Lewes .
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.


By June 15 1850: Leigh Hunt's Autobiography was published,...

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By June 15 1850

Leigh Hunt 's Autobiography was published, edited by his son Thornton Leigh Hunt .

30 March 1851: G. H. Lewes and Thornton Hunt launched a...

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30 March 1851

G. H. Lewes and Thornton Hunt launched a progressive weekly called The Leader; it ran until 31 December 1859.


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