Index of General Reflections
Contextualizing Literary Annuals

This index is intended to provide a context for the literary annual genre during its initial rise in popularity 1823-1830.  Included here are excerpts from biographies, retrospective reviews and histories of various figures in the literary annual industry/phenomenon.  Simply click on the title; each entry will open into a separate window. The transcripts are simple HTML without navigation links.

To gain more insight into the annuals' reception, consult the Periodical Reviews index or the collected letters of various authors who published during the early nineteenth century (e.g., Thomas Hood, Felicia Hemans, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Charles Lamb, Alaric A. Watts, William Wordsworth, Samuel T. Coleridge, etc.).    




Rudolf Ackermann
Countess of Blessington
  • "The Countess of Blessington. By Jane F. Wilde (Anon.). Dublin University Magazine XLV (1855) 333-53. A review of The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington. By R.R. Madden, M.R.I.A. 2 vols. 8vo. London: T.C. Newby. 1855.
Alaric A. Watts