William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man. Duncan Wu

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$58.00
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 0.03 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780199549580
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About the Author


Duncan Wu is Professor of English at Georgetown University. He is a former Fellow of St Catherine's College and Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.

Reviews

"A much needed concise, clear and readable account." - The Independent
"An exceptional study." -- Times Higher Education Supplement
"Wu's biography is, like its subject, passionately partisan, and throws objectivity to the winds."-- Sunday Times

"Wu admirably reveals his subject's faults and virtues at every point of a crowded life."-Publishers Weekly
"A much needed concise, clear and readable account." - The Independent
"An exceptional study." -- Times Higher Education Supplement
"Wu's biography is, like its subject, passionately partisan, and throws objectivity to the winds."-- Sunday Times

"This book is written in an entertaining style, with liberal quotations from Hazlitt's essays, criticism, and lettersWu's effort benefits from newly discovered documents and his passionate defense of his subject. This should be the standard by which all future biographies will be judged."-Library Journal
"Wu admirably reveals his subject's faults and virtues at every point of a crowded life."-Publishers Weekly
"A much needed concise, clear and readable account." - The Independent
"An exceptional study." -- Times Higher Education Supplement
"Wu's biography is, like its subject, passionately partisan, and throws objectivity to the winds."-- Sunday Times

"A distinctly eye-opening biography."-Washingtonpost.com
"This book is written in an entertaining style, with liberal quotations from Hazlitt's essays, criticism, and lettersWu's effort benefits from newly discovered documents and his passionate defense of his subject. This should be the standard by which all future biographies will be judged."-Library Journal
"Wu admirably reveals his subject's faults and virtues at every point of a crowded life."-Publishers Weekly
"A much needed concise, clear and readable account." - The Independent
"An exceptional study." -- Times Higher Education Supplement
"Wu's biography is, like its subject, passionately partisan, and throws objectivity to the winds."-- Sunday Times

"A broad, persuasive argument, an astonishingly detailed account of Hazlitt's life...We sink into Hazlitt's world itself."-Saul Rosenberg, The Wall Street Journal
"A distinctly eye-opening biography."-Washingtonpost.com
"This book is written in an entertaining style, with liberal quotations from Hazlitt's essays, criticism, and lettersWu's effort benefits from newly discovered documents and his passionate defense of his subject. This should be the standard by which all future biographies will be judged."-Library Journal
"Wu admirably reveals his subject's faults and virtues at every point of a crowded life."-Publishers Weekly
"A much needed concise, clear and readable account." - The Independent
"An exceptional study." -- Times Higher Education Supplement
"Wu's biography is, like its subject, passionately partisan, and throws objectivity to the winds."-- Sunday Times


"Fun to read."--The New Yorker
"Excellent biography of the criticWu's splendidly detailed portrait could scarcely be more timely."--arper's
"Wu's finely attuned to his subject's qualities and sympathetic to the many personal, professional, and religious struggles that so complicated Hazlitt's tumultuous life."--The Atlantic
"A broad, persuasive argument, an astonishingly detailed account of Hazlitt's life...We sink into Hazlitt's world itself."-Saul Rosenberg, The Wall Street Journal
"A distinctly eye-opening biography."-Washingtonpost.com
"This book is written in an entertaining style, with liberal quotations from Hazlitt's essays, criticism, and lettersWu's effort benefits from newly discovered documents and his passionate defense of his subject. This should be the standard by which all future biographies will be judged."-Library Journal
"Wu admirably reveals his subject's faults and virtues at every point of a crowded life."-Publishers Weekly
"A much needed

"Fun to read."--The New Yorker


"Excellent biography of the criticWu's splendidly detailed portrait could scarcely be more timely."--arper's


"Wu's finely attuned to his subject's qualities and sympathetic to the many personal, professional, and religious struggles that so complicated Hazlitt's tumultuous life."--The Atlantic


"A broad, persuasive argument, an astonishingly detailed account of Hazlitt's life...We sink into Hazlitt's world itself."-Saul Rosenberg, The Wall Street Journal


"A distinctly eye-opening biography."-Washingtonpost.com


"This book is written in an entertaining style, with liberal quotations from Hazlitt's essays, criticism, and lettersWu's effort benefits from newly discovered documents and his passionate defense of his subject. This should be the standard by which all future biographies will be judged."-Library Journal


"Wu admirably reveals his subject's faults and virtues at every point of a crowded life."-Publishers Weekly


"A much needed concise, clear and readable account." - The Independent


"An eminently clear, readable and altogether available account of Hazlitt's life, based on staggeringly impressive research. Read it, by all means."--The Wordsworth Circle


"An exceptional study." -- Times Higher Education Supplement


"Wu's biography is, like its subject, passionately partisan, and throws objectivity to the winds."-- Sunday Times




"Fun to read."--The New Yorker


"Excellent biography of the criticWu's splendidly detailed portrait could scarcely be more timely."--arper's


"Wu's finely attuned to his subject's qualities and sympathetic to the many personal, professional, and religious struggles that so complicated Hazlitt's tumultuous life."--The Atlantic


"A broad, persuasive argument, an astonishingly detailed account of Hazlitt's life...We sink into Hazlitt's world itself."-Saul Rosenberg, The Wall Street Journal


"A distinctly eye-opening biography."-Washingtonpost.com


"This book is written in an entertaining style, with liberal quotations from Hazlitt's essays, criticism, and lettersWu's effort benefits from newly discovered documents and his passionate defense of his subject. This should be the standard by which all future biographies will be judged."-Library Journal


"Wu admirably reveals his subject's faults and virtues at every point of a crowded life."-Publishers Weekly


"A much needed concise, clear and readable account." - The Independent


"An eminently clear, readable and altogether available account of Hazlitt's life, based on staggeringly impressive research. Read it, by all means."--The Wordsworth Circle


"An exceptional study." -- Times Higher Education Supplement


"Wu's biography is, like its subject, passionately partisan, and throws objectivity to the winds."-- Sunday Times