The <EM>Critical Heritage</EM> gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels.<BR> The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation.<BR> Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects.<BR> The <EM>Collected Critical Heritage</EM> set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.y

chapter |37 pages


ByG. M. Matthews

part |6 pages

First Promise

chapter 1|2 pages

A wanderer in the fields of fancy

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 2|2 pages

Leigh Hunt introduces a new poet

ByLeigh Hunt

chapter 3|2 pages

Wordsworth on Keats

1817, 1820
ByWilliam Wordsworth

part |30 pages


chapter 4|5 pages

Unsigned review by J. H. Reynolds, Champion

9 March 1817, 78–81

chapter 5|1 pages

Unsigned notice, Monthly Magazine

April 1817, xliii, 248

chapter 6|5 pages

G. F. Mathew on Keats's Poems, 1817

ByG. F. Mathew

chapter 7|8 pages

Leigh Hunt announces a new school of poetry

ByLeigh Hunt

chapter 8|8 pages

A very facetious rhymer

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 9|4 pages

Unsigned review, Edinburgh Magazine, and Literary Miscellany (Scots Magazine)

October 1817, i, 254–7

part |74 pages

Endymion: A Poetic Romance

chapter 10|4 pages

Letters and prefaces

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 12|5 pages

Bailey advertises Endymion

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 13|4 pages

A great original work

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 14|6 pages

A monstrously droll poem

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 15|13 pages

Lockhart's attack in Blackwood's

ByJohn Gibson Lockhart

chapter 16|5 pages

Croker's attack in the Quarterly

ByJohn Wilson Croker

chapter 17|2 pages

A protest against the Quarterly

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 18|6 pages

Reynolds also protests

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 19|5 pages

Shelley on Keats

1819, 1820, 1821, 1822
ByPercy Bysshe Shelley

chapter 20|5 pages

Byron on the ‘Trash of Keats'

1820, 1821–2
ByGeorge Gordon Byron

chapter 21|16 pages

Not a poem, but a dream of poetry

ByG. M. Matthews

part |92 pages

Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes, and Other Poems

chapter 22|4 pages

Keats's indelicacy alarms his friends

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 23|4 pages

Clare on Keats

1820, 1821, 1825–37
ByJohn Clare

chapter 24|2 pages

Prodigal phrases

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 25|4 pages

Unsigned review, Monthly Review

July 1820, n.s. xcii, 305–10

chapter 26|2 pages

Unsigned notice, Literary Chronicle and Weekly Review

29 July 1820, ii, 484–5

chapter 27|12 pages

Leigh Hunt displays Keats's ‘calm power'

ByLeigh Hunt

chapter 28|4 pages

Unsigned review, Guardian

6 August 1820, i, No. 33

chapter 29|21 pages

Unsigned review, London Magazine and Monthly Critical and Dramatic Review (Gold's)

August 1820, ii, 160–73

chapter 30|8 pages

Jeffrey on Keats

1820, 1829, 1848
ByFrancis Jeffrey

chapter 31|6 pages

Unsigned review, Edinburgh Magazine, and Literary Miscellany (Scots Magazine)

August 1820, vii, 107–10, and October 1820, vii, 313–16

chapter 32|3 pages

Unsigned review, New Monthly Magazine

1 September 1820, xiv, 245–8

chapter 33|8 pages

Unsigned review, London Magazine (Baldwin's)

September 1820, ii, 315–21

chapter 34|1 pages

Unsigned notice, Monthly Magazine

September 1820, 1, 166

chapter 35|4 pages

Unsigned review, British Critic

September 1820, n.s. xiv, 257–64

chapter 36|7 pages

A mischief at the core

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 37|2 pages

Error and imagination

ByG. M. Matthews

part |6 pages


chapter 38|2 pages

The death of Mr John Keats

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 39|2 pages

The death of genius

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 40|2 pages

The death of a radically presumptuous profligate

ByG. M. Matthews

part |67 pages

Posthumous Reputation

chapter 41|2 pages

Hazlitt on Keats

1821, 1822, 1824
ByWilliam Hazlitt

chapter 42|7 pages

Leigh Hunt: retrospective views of Keats

1828, 1859
ByLeigh Hunt

chapter 43|3 pages

A Titan in spirit

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 44|2 pages

Landor on Keats

1828, 1846, 1848, 1850, undated
ByWalter Savage Landor

chapter 45|3 pages

Memoir in Galignani's edition

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 46|9 pages

The significance of Keats's work

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 47|1 pages

The Quarterly is unrepentant

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 48|1 pages

A misleading textbook account

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 49|9 pages

A commentary on two poems

1835, 1844
ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 50|11 pages

A good half-poet

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 51|2 pages

Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Keats

1841, 1842, 1844, 1856
ByElizabeth Barrett Browning

chapter 52|3 pages

‘Orion' Home on Keats

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 53|2 pages

An American dialogue on Keats

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 54|6 pages

Gilfillan on Keats

1845, 1850, 1854
ByGeorge Gilfillan

chapter 55|3 pages

De Quincey on Keats

1846, 1857
ByThomas De Quincey

chapter 56|3 pages

Unsurpassed vigour and acumen

ByG. M. Matthews

part |35 pages

Milnes's Life, Letters and Literary Remains of John Keats

chapter 57|6 pages

Keats's first biography

August 1848, 1854
ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 58|5 pages

Justice in the market-place

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 59|3 pages

Arnold on Keats

1848, 1849, 1852, 1853
ByMatthew Arnold

chapter 60|1 pages

Extracts from unsigned review of Milnes's Life, Gentleman's Magazine

November 1848, xxx, 507–10
ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 61|12 pages

The sensual school of poetry

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 62|8 pages

Shelley, Keats and Tennyson compared

ByG. M. Matthews

part |68 pages

Established Fame

chapter 63|4 pages

The language of actual life

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 64|3 pages

Bagehot on Keats

1853, 1856, 1859
ByWalter Bagehot

chapter 65|2 pages

Ideas made concrete

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 66|6 pages

Lowell on Keats

ByAmy Lowell

chapter 67|1 pages

Cardinal Wiseman on Keats

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 68|3 pages

Keats in the Encyclopedia Britannica

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 69|16 pages

A rich intellectual foundation

ByG. M. Matthews

chapter 70|24 pages

Cowden Clarke on Keats

ByCowden Clarke

chapter 71|9 pages

Joseph Severn looks back

ByG. M. Matthews