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    Robert Southey and William Hone

    by  • May 26, 2014 • BioText Updates • 0 Comments

    I have just edited and published a particularly interesting set of letters between Hone and Robert Southey.  The letters date mainly from 1830 and follow upon Southey’s admiring notice (March 1830) of Hone’s antiquarian work.  By the end of the year, the two writers had established a friendly relationship—which is all the more remarkable because […]

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    Leigh Hunt Letters, University of Iowa

    by  • April 10, 2014 • BioText Updates • 0 Comments

    I’m happy to point readers to several new letters in the BioText Correspondence between Hone, Leigh Hunt, and Henry Leigh Hunt.  The letters–dated 12 Dec. 1820, 7 May 1821, 16 Feb. 1824, 16 March 1825, and 28 Nov. 1825–are held in the Leigh Hunt Letters at the University of Iowa and are also available in […]

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    Early Letters, Lately Edited

    by  • March 14, 2014 • BioText Updates • 0 Comments

    I am happy to announce that the first series of letters in the Hone Correspondence has just been re-edited and published. While the changes may not seem dramatic to return viewers, the underlying XML structure is now much enriched and the letters themselves have been produced by a customized XSLT engine. The result is a […]

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    Preface to Southey’s Wat Tyler (1817)

    by  • January 10, 2014 • Queries • 0 Comments

    In 1817 Hone–like many other radical printers–published a pirated edition of Robert Southey’s early radical drama, Wat Tyler. The aim of Hone’s edition was chiefly to embarrass the now-conservative Poet Laureate by bringing to light some of Southey’s earlier anti-monarchist writing, but Hone’s Preface also offers a good example of his developing technique as a […]

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    New Letters, first series

    by  • November 3, 2013 • BioText Updates • 0 Comments

    Readers of Hone’s correspondence will be interested to see that I have recently added several new letters to the first series—that is, the correspondence covering Hone’s early up through the 1817 libel trial and into 1818.  In presenting this series, I have now included a substantial selection of the letters received by Hone as well […]

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    The Don Juan Spinoffs

    by  • October 4, 2013 • BioText Updates • 0 Comments

    In July of 1819, John Murray published the first two cantos of Byron’s Don Juan. It was a controversial publication, and Hone responded with two works of his own.  First, in Don John, or, Don Juan Unmasked, he offered a review of the poem together with an indignant commentary on what he perceived to be […]

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    Recent Changes to the BioText, January 2013

    by  • January 22, 2013 • BioText Updates • 1 Comment

    I’ve been busy over the winter break with a number of updates to the Hone BioText.  Readers may want to consult the new “ten-minute biography” (available in both html and pdf), the updated and redesigned Chronology (which, in addition to providing a bullet-point biography, should help with basic site navigation), and perhaps most important a […]

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    Kyle Grimes, in brief

    by  • October 29, 2011 • Queries • 3 Comments

    Kyle Grimes is Associate Professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  His scholarly work is centered in British Romantic writing, with particular emphases in Blake, Shelley, Byron, and the lesser-known parodist, publisher, and antiquarian William Hone.  He has published articles and reviews in such journals as the Keats-Shelley Journal, Studies in Romanticism, […]

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