Publisher description for R.H. Hutton, critic and theologian : the writings of R.H. Hutton on Newman, Arnold, Tennyson, Wordsworth, and George Eliot / Malcolm Woodfield.


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During his thirty-six years as editor of the Spectator, R.H. Hutton scrutinized the Victorian society of which he was an influential member. Writing on literature, religion, and politics, he was described by his contemporary, John Morely, as "the finest and bravest critic of this generation."
In this first full-length study of Hutton's articles, Dr. Woodfield concentrates on his considerations of five prominent figures: J.H. Newman, Matthew Arnold, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, and George Eliot.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hutton, Richard Holt, -- 1826-1897.
Criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Religion and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Theology in literature.