Andrew Becket

Standard Name: Becket, Andrew

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Literary responses Regina Maria Roche
This novel was written at such an early age, said RMR , that some people thought it was really the work of her father .
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
A review, perhaps by Wollstonecraft , in the Analytical Review...
Literary responses Charlotte Smith
An extensive notice, perhaps by Mary Wollstonecraft , in the Analytical Review, says this novel is distinguished among others by its quality, yet shares their general tendency to debauch the mind
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Todd, Janet and Marilyn ButlerEditors , Pickering, 1989.
7: 26
(especially...
Literary responses Charlotte Smith
Mary Wollstonecraft , reviewing Ethelinde for the Analytical Review, praised Smith's sharp eye, as a member of the upper class herself, for that class's failings. The Critical praised her great merit overall (in story...
Literary responses Anna Maria Bennett
The Critical Review thought this the first of AMB 's novels to achieve excellence. This time, it said, the intricate story was well woven (at least in the first two volumes) and the plot and...
Literary responses Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins
EST 's brother Thomas Edlyne included a poem in praise of The Victim of Fancy in their joint volume in 1797.
Tomlins, Elizabeth Sophia, and Sir Thomas Edwyne Tomlins. Tributes of Affection. Longman and Dilly, 1797.
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The Gentleman's Magazinecalled this novel, when it was published, a worthy successor...
Literary responses Elizabeth Bonhote
The Critical Review placed this novel in the middle of the first rank of fiction, calling it very interesting and pleasing
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 468
although too much like Burney 's Cecilia. Andrew Becket in the Monthly agreed.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 468
Literary responses Jane West
When the fourth volume appeared in 1789, the Critical found it heavy, languid and uninteresting, and judged the serial publication to have been a mistake.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
68 (1789): 495
Andrew Becket in the Monthly and Mary Wollstonecraft
Literary responses Susanna Haswell Rowson
Andrew Becket 's in the Monthly is a less remarkable review. He denies that the book has novelty or any particularly striking features, though it shows a feeling heart and some skill in delivering its...
Literary responses Anne Burke
Again the reviews were favourable. The Critical praised the simplicity and pathos of the little Tale and its adminstering of morally salutary distress.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 404
Andrew Becket in the Monthly concurred, feeling that the pathos...
Literary responses Anne Burke
With this book AB began to lose the sympathy of the reviewers. The Critical thought not only that the story was sometimes improbable and obscure but even that the moral tendency was questionable. Andrew Becket
Literary responses Phebe Gibbes
Andrew Becket in the Monthly Review thought this novel dull and derivative; confronted with Elizabeth Bonhote 's anonymous Olivia a few months later he thought the two suspiciously similar.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 379-80, 403
The English Review...
Literary responses Phebe Gibbes
This book divided the reviewers. The Critical thought it ill-written, worse printed; without ingenuity, novelty, or pathos, while Andrew Becket in the Monthly judged the author (whom he supposed to be male) superior to most...
Literary responses Phebe Gibbes
The Critical Review thought the moral good, some characters and the structure original in conception, but the dream of novelty a delusion and the execution weak and abortive.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
64 (1787): 481
Andrew Becket in the...
Literary responses Cassandra, Lady Hawke
Some reviews were highly respectful. The Critical, while it just touched on too great a profusion of ornamental description, concentrated on good points. The story is conducted with great skill; intricately entangled, without too...
Literary responses Elizabeth Helme
EH wrote later that she did not find the Gentlemen Reviewers terrible, as described.
Helme, Elizabeth. Clara and Emmeline. G. Kearsley, 1788.
1: ii
The Critical Review called this a pleasing little artless tale, much superior, both in its plan and conduct, to...

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