The Quarrel of The Age


Anthony (‘A. C.’) Grayling gives us a scholarly yet accessible portrait of this most passionate writer who was also a philosopher, painter, critic, and radical political thinker – William Hazlitt ( The life of William Hazlitt is  set in the context of its disturbed times, showing how his work and life interpret each other. The book also shows how Hazlitt’s disastrous love-life and passionate philosophical convictions were closely allied, making him a complex writer of great power and relevance to the present. For anyone with an interest in the Romantic period and the impact of revolutionary thought on Britain this is a treat.


You can listen to Anthony Grayling on Hazlitt in the BBC Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’ 45 minute episode, available from the link  Grayling is joined by Uttara Natarajan – Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Chaired by Melvyn Bragg. First broadcast Thursday 8 Apr 2010.



Professor A.C. Grayling    William Hazlitt


416 pages in Orion paperback edition.

ISBN 978-1842124963

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