Theodore Hook

Standard Name: Hook, Theodore


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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 ...
Textual Production Harriet Smythies
The title-page states, and Theodore Hook reiterates in his Advertisement, that he edited this novel for HS (whom, moreover, he identifies, though the title-page does not, as a lady already most favourably known to...
Textual Production Harriet Downing
She had contributed More Poets on the Ice on 25 February 1835 to Leigh Hunt 's short-lived London Journal.
C19: The Nineteenth Century Index.
The anonymity of the series of nurse memoirs tantalized readers; it had a thousand and...
Textual Production Harriet Smythies
Harriet Gordon (later Smythies) published anonymously Cousin Geoffrey, the Old Bachelor. A Novel. To which is added Claude Stocq, a novel sharing three volumes with the unrelated Claude Stocq: A Tale of the Sixteenth...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Harriet Smythies
In a critical preface HS reveals her gender though not her name. She opens by invoking the author of Rienzi (either, Mary Russell Mitford or Edward Bulwer Lytton ). The two groups of lovers and...


18 November 1827: William Hazlitt, in The Examiner, attacked...

Writing climate item

18 November 1827

William Hazlitt , in The Examiner, attacked what he called the Dandy School of novelists like Theodore Hook ; he used the phrase which originated the term silver forknovel.

1840: The first postcard was made and sent in Britain,...

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The first postcard was made and sent in Britain, by an artist named Theodore Hook .


Hook, Theodore, and Harriet Smythies. “Advertisement”. Cousin Geoffrey, edited by Theodore Hook and Theodore Hook, Richard Bentley, 1840.
Smythies, Harriet. Cousin Geoffrey. Editor Hook, Theodore, Richard Bentley, 1840.
Smythies, Harriet. Cousin Geoffrey. Editor Hook, Theodore, Routledge, 1859.