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Encyclopedia > Athenaeum (magazine)

The Athenaeum was a literary magazine published in London from 1828 to 1921. It had a reputation for publishing the very best writers of the age. This article is about the British city. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1828 Frederick Maurice and John Sterling bought the magazine from James Silk Buckingham but they could not make it profitable. In 1829 Charles Wentworth Dilke became part proprietor and editor. He greatly extended the influence of the magazine. In 1846 he resigned the editorship, and assumed that of The Daily News, but contributed a series of notable articles to Athenaeum. 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... John Frederick Denison Maurice (August 29, 1805 - April 1, 1872) was an English theologian. ... John Sterling (July 20, 1806 - September 18, 1844), was a British author. ... James Silk Buckingham (August 25, 1786 - June 30, 1855), was an English author and traveller. ... Charles Wentworth Dilke (1789 - 1864), critic and writer on literature, served for many years in the Navy Pay-Office, on retiring from which he devoted himself to literary pursuits. ... The Daily News is the name of several daily newspapers. ...


George Darley was a staff critic in the early years. George Darley (1795 - 1846) was an Irish poet, novelist, and critic. ...


Gerald Massey contributed many literary reviews, mainly on poetry, in the period 1858 - 68. Gerald Massey (May 29, 1828 - October 29, 1907), English poet, was born near Tring, Hertfordshire. ...


Theodore Watts-Dunton contributed regularly as the principal critic of poetry from 1875 until 1898. Theodore Watts-Dunton (October 12, 1832 - June 6, 1914) was an English critic and poet. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Frederic George Stephens was art editor from 1851 until 1901, when he was replaced by Roger Fry because of his unfashionable hatred of Impressionism. Frederic George Stephens (1828-March 9, 1907) was one of the two nonartistic members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and an art critic. ... Roger Eliot Fry (14 December 1866 - 9 September 1934) was an English artist and critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury group. ... Impressionism was a 19th century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists who began publicly exhibiting their art in the 1860s. ...


Arthur Symons joined the staff in 1891. Arthur Symons (February 28, 1865 - January 22, 1945), was a British poet and critic. ...


In the nineteenth century it received contributions from Lord Kelvin. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, GCVO, OM, PC, PRS (26 June 1824–17 December 1907) was a Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist and engineer, an outstanding leader in the physical sciences of the 19th century. ...


In the early twentieth century, its contributors included Max Beerbohm, Edmund Blunden, T. S. Eliot, Robert Graves, Thomas Hardy, Edith Sitwell, Julian Huxley, Katherine Mansfield, and Virginia Woolf. Max Beerbohm by William Rothenstein, 1893 Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (August 24, 1872 - May 20, 1956) was an English parodist and caricaturist. ... Edmund Charles Blunden (November 1, 1896 - January 20, 1974), although not one of the top trio of English World War I writers, was an important and influential poet, author and critic. ... T.S. Eliot (by E.O. Hoppe, 1919) Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born poet, dramatist, and literary critic, whose works, such as The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, and Four Quartets, are considered defining achievements of twentieth... Portrait of Robert Graves (circa 1974) by Rab Shiell Robert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was an English scholar, poet, and novelist. ... Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was a novelist, short story writer, and poet of the naturalist movement, who delineated characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. ... Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic. ... Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, FRS (June 22, 1887 – February 14, 1975) was a British biologist, author, Humanist and internationalist, known for his popularisations of science in books and lectures. ... Katherine Beauchamp Mansfield (born October 14, 1888 in New Zealand; died January 9, 1923) was a famous author. ... Virginia Woolf (née Stephen) (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was a British author who is considered to be one of the foremost modernist/feminist literary figures of the twentieth century. ...


On other grounds, the magazine's place in the history of sports writing is assured. A letter from J S Cotton, reportedly printed in 1905, definitively tells of the first-ever reference to Cricket in India. Cricket is the unofficial national sport of India, and its development has been closely tied up with the history of the country, mirroring many of the political and cultural developments around issues such as race, caste, religion and nationality. ...


In 1921, with falling circulation, the Athenaeum was incorporated into its younger competitor: the Nation. In 1930, the Nation merged with the New Statesman. The New Statesman is a left-of-centre political weekly published in London. ... The New Statesman is a left-of-centre political weekly published in London. ...


External links

  • A selection of Gerald Massey's literary reviews for the Athenaeum

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