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By S. Krawczyk

ISBN-10: 0230604757

ISBN-13: 9780230604759

The overdue eighteenth century witnessed the emergence of the literary kinfolk: a collaborative kinship community of friends and family that, by way of the top of the century, displayed features of a nascent company. This e-book examines varied versions of collaboration inside English literary households through the interval 1760-1820. starting with the sibling version of Anna Barbauld and John Aikin, and concluding with the intergenerational version provided by means of the Godwins and the Shelleys, this research lines the clash and cooperation that constructed inside of and between literary households as they sought to depart their legacies at the English global of letters. 

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Collaborating via correspondence offered a creative mode of thinking and working that adapted itself to separation. That they shared works in progress is apparent in these comments to John from Anna in 1777; here, too, is evidence of their mutual interest in literary criticism: You are very favourable to my fragments;–fragments, however, they are likely to continue unless I had a little more time. I want much to see your Essays,– how do you proceed with them? To attack Shakespear! heresy indeed!

17). On the topic of responding to Burke’s Reflections, she writes, I do not wonder at your asking whether I am answering Burke, for the question has been asked me even from Paris. The truth is, I have not been without thoughts of it, and I have now some sheets of loose thoughts written out, but B a r b a u l d a n d A i k i n ’s S i b l i n g Pa m p h l e t s 25 whether they will see the light I know not; to answer him regularly I am afraid is an undertaking too big for me, and a little skirmishing which might have done very well at first, comes with an ill grace now.

7–10). If any tutor was likely to support the scheme, it might have been the pair’s father, John Aikin, D. , who would have recalled the liberal reputation of his father-inlaw, John Jennings, principal of the Dissenting Academy at Kibworth from 1715 until his untimely death in 1723, at thirty-six, of smallpox. One of Jennings’ innovations at Kibworth was encouraging theatrical performances, “a rare thing among Nonconformists at that date” (Rodgers 22). 22 Attempting to rekindle his grandfather’s liberal thespian spirit, John Aikin was nevertheless getting cold feet.

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