British Fiction, 18001829

PHILLIPS, John. Lionel: Or, the Last of the Pevenseys (1818)

Contemporary Reviews

Monthly Review, 2nd ser. 89 (June 1819): 210.

In this novel, such conversations as seem intended to be playful or sentimental are strained and obscure, and the fair Clara is made to harangue her lover like a metaphysician: yet, in other passages, an occasional force of language, and some interesting scenes, induce us to believe that the writer, by cultivating a more simple style, might produce works that would be generally pleasing.

Notes: Listed under ‘Monthly Catalogue: Novels’. Format: 3 vols 12mo; price 1l. 1s. Boards. Publisher: Longman & Co.

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