British Fiction, 18001829

ANON. Lennox Family, The (1812)

Contemporary Reviews

Critical Review, 4th ser. 2 (July 1812): 108–09.

Amongst the good, bad, and indifferent specimens of this kind of writing, it may puzzle a person of tolerable intellects to know where to fix the station of the Lennox Family. All we can say, is, it is not very bad; and we may give a point blank negative to its being very good. As to the indifference, we must allow, that it is indifferent enough. The hero, if hero he can be called, does not interest by his misfortunes; and, he is placed just in that situation, that one cares not what becomes of him. In fact, the Lennox family, we are compelled to confess, are a very dull set. The old stale story of a young man of fortune marrying imprudently a country curate’s daughter, who is endowed, no one knows how, with every accomplishment that woman can possess—an inexorable father, difficulties conco-[108/109]mitant to such circumstances, and a happy finale, make the full and true account of these three volumes, which will neither make the sad merry nor the foolish wise.

Notes: Listed under ‘Monthly Catalogue: Novels’. Format: 3 vols; no price. Publisher: Rodwell.

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