The Athenaeum was founded in 1824 as a meeting place for those who enjoy the life of the mind. In its history 52 members have won the Nobel Prize and this collection of sketches is designed to celebrate its members.
This study of a leading ninetennth-century Journal of English and Foreign Literature, Science, and Fine Arts" offers an excellent approach to average intelligent Victorian thought.The Athanaeum early established a reputation for independent and unbiased criticism and this study presents some interesting reviews of works considered today as the backbone of English literature." Originally published in 1941. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.