British Fiction, 1800–1829

JOHNSON, Mrs D. Brothers In High Life, The (1813)

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Morning Chronicle

Wed, 26 May 1813. (2.3.1).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v 12mo. 15s. Boards.
Notes: Described in subtitle as a novel rather than a romance.

Fri, 18 June 1813. (2.1.20).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v 12mo. 15s. Boards.
Notes: ‘Particularly describing, through the medium of fictitious character, the Manners of the Sister Kingdom’.

Fri, 18 Mar 1814. (2.1.9).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v 12mo. 15s. Boards.
Notes: ‘The commencement of this Novel reminds the reader of Clarissa Harlowe’s first act of indiscretion in going beyond the gate of her paternal garden. We are not able to discern other marks of resemblance; nevertheless in the scale of similar publications, the present may be classed above mediocrity. The laws of consistency and probability are indeed stretched to the very utmost limits and the obstinate recovery and restoration to her husband of Elvina, the Heroine of the Tale, is indeed wonderful, but we like pleasant rather than melancholy catastrophes’. British Critic.

Tue, 22 Mar 1814. (2.1.12).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v 12mo. 15s. Boards.
Notes: ‘The commencement of this Novel reminds the reader of Clarissa Harlowe’s first act of indiscretion in going beyond the gate of her paternal garden. We are not able to discern other marks of resemblance; nevertheless in the scale of similar publications, the present may be classed above mediocrity. The laws of consistency and probability are indeed stretched to the very utmost limits and the obstinate recovery and restoration to her husband of Elvina, the Heroine of the Tale, is indeed wonderful, but we like pleasant rather than melancholy catastrophes’. British Critic.

 

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Thu, 20 May 1813. (1.2.2).
‘This day was published’. 3v 15s. Boards.

Fri, 25 June 1813. (1.2.4).
‘This day was published’. 3v 15s. Boards.
Notes: As ‘The North of Ireland; or, The Brothers in High Life, by Mrs. David Johnson. Particularly describing, through the medium of fictitious Characters, the Manners of the Sister Kingdom’.

Fri, 18 Mar 1814. (1.4.5).
‘This day was published’. 3v 15s.
Notes: ‘The commencement of this Novel reminds the reader of Clarissa Harlow’s first act of indiscretion in going beyond the gate of her paternal garden. We are not able to discern other marks of resemblance; nevertheless in the scale of similar publications, the present may be classed above mediocrity. The laws of consistency and probability are indeed stretched to the very utmost limits and the obstinate recovery and restoration to her husband of Elvina, the Heroine of the Tale, is indeed wonderful, but we like pleasant rather than melancholy catastrophes’. British Critic.

Thu, 24 Mar 1814. (1.2.11).
‘This day was published’. 3v 15s.
Notes: ‘The commencement of this Novel reminds the reader of Clarissa Harlow’s first act of indiscretion in going beyond the gate of her paternal garden. We are not able to discern other marks of resemblance; nevertheless in the scale of similar publications, the present may be classed above mediocrity. The laws of consistency and probability are indeed stretched to the very utmost limits and the obstinate recovery and restoration to her husband of Elvina, the Heroine of the Tale, is indeed wonderful, but we like pleasant rather than melancholy catastrophes’. British Critic.

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