Hazlitt on Project Gutenberg and Archive.org
Read electronic editions of Hazlitt’s writing in the public domain, in various formats. Early biographies such as those by Augustine Birrell or P. P. Howe can also be read on Archive.org.
Hazlitt on LibriVox
Voluntary audio recordings of books in the public domain. Currently includes Liber Amoris and The Plain Speaker.
Peter Landry’s Hazlitt Page
Includes useful lists of contents of various editions, quotations, and biographical material.
Related Author Societies
There are many societies or organizations dedicated to Romantic-period authors. Some of the most relevant and best established are those dedicated to Blake, Byron, Coleridge, Charles Lamb, Keats and Shelley, William Cobbett, and Wordsworth.
Romantic Circles has a very useful page of further links relating to Romantic-period authors, texts, and scholarship.
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery
Maidstone Museum holds a collection of paintings by Hazlitt, including the famous self-portrait (the holdings are described by Eleanor Relle in The Hazlitt Review no. 4). The town, Hazlitt’s birthplace, also has a theatre and arts centre named after him.
St Anne’s Churchyard
The site of Hazlitt’s gravestone, restored by the Hazlitt Society in 2003. The churchyard, also the resting place of Dorothy L. Sayers and the deposed Kings of Corsica, has recently been redeveloped as a ‘pocket park’.
You can stay in Hazlitt’s last house, now a hotel named after him. The Georgian building on Frith Street in Soho (marked with a faded blue plaque) still has many original features.
The William Hazlitt Essay Prize
Notting Hill Editions, a publisher specialising in essays, runs an annual literary prize for the best essay in the English language, of between 2,000 and 8,000 words, published or unpublished, on any subject, named in honour of Hazlitt as ‘the great master of the miscellaneous essay’. The first prize is £15,000; five runners-up each receive £1000. The deadline is in September.
A general online magazine published by Random House Canada, named in honour of Hazlitt; not otherwise related to him, but some interesting articles.
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