The Hazlitt Society



Hazlitt e-texts

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 Project Gutenberg

Hazlitt on Archive.org

Hazlitt on LibriVox

Listen to audio recordings of books in the public domain, read by volunteers. Texts available currently include Liber Amoris, The Spirit of the Age, and The Plain Speaker.

Hazlitt on LibriVox

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, Charles Lamb, William Cobbett, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Keats and Shelley, and the Wordsworths.

The Blake Society

The Byron Society

The Charles Lamb Society

The Cobbett Society

Friends of Coleridge

Keats-Shelley Memorial Association

Wordsworth Trust

Romanticism Links

Romantic Circles has a very useful page of further links relating to Romantic-period authors, texts, and scholarship.

In addition to The Hazlitt Review, relevant scholarly journals include Essays in Romanticism (Liverpool), Studies in Romanticism (Boston/Johns Hopkins), Romanticism (Edinburgh), Nineteenth-Century Prose (San Diego), and Wordsworth Circle (Chicago), in addition to the journals of the author societies above.

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'.


Hazlitt's Hotel

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.



Notting Hill Editions, a publisher specialising in essays, has run in recent years an occasional competition for essays in English between 2,000 and 8,000 words, on any subject, with a first prize of £20,000. It was launched as the 'Hazlitt Essay Prize', in honour of Hazlitt as 'the great master of the miscellaneous essay' (The Hazlitt Society is not directly involved).

Hazlitt Magazine 

A general online magazine published by Random House Canada, named in honour of Hazlitt; not otherwise related to him, but some good writing.

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