Hazlitt: William Hazlitt,
1778-1830. English essayist, writer, literary critic, philosopher and
He wrote a truly excellent English style, and had a highly courageous
and original mind.
The best introduction to him in one volume is Geoffrey Keynes's 1930
edition "Selected Essays of William Hazlitt".
Highly recommended are the following collections of his essays:
- Table Talk
Characters of Shakespeare's Plays
The Round Table
- The spirits of the age
that are all available in Everyman's Editions, possibly even in
Hazlitt was a great man with a great mind who wrote in a great style.
He is far less well known than he deserves to be, essentially because
he wrote and thought so very well indeed.