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Literature and Literati. The Literary Correspondence and Notebooks of Henry Mackenzie

Volume 1 / Letters 1766-1827


Horst W. Drescher

The letters of Henry Mackenzie (1745-1831), the «man of feeling», now published for the first time, make up a unique collection of contemporary information on the cultural, intellectual, social, and political setting of their day. They communicate Scottish Enlightenment thought and openness; they follow the socio-cultural and literary cross-currents during one of the most significant periods of modern Scotland, extend their view to England and, though not forgetting regional boundaries and identities, include the European dimension.
Contents: The letters of Henry Mackenzie (l745-1831) reveal a man of many and diverse interests. They mirror and illuminate literature, events, manners and mores in their contemporary socio-cultural context.