Richard Steele

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Richard Steele
BirthplaceDublin, Ireland
Writer and politician
Known for Founder of The Spectator

Steele, Richard


Born Mar. 12,1672, in Dublin; died Sept. 1,1729, in Carmarthen. British writer and journalist.

Steele studied at’ Oxford University. In his comedies The Funeral (1701), The Lying Lover (1703), The Tender Husband (1705), and The Conscious Lovers (1722), he attacked the immorality of the English comedy of the Restoration period and often fell into sentimentality and grandiloquence. In collaboration with J. Addison, he published the satirical journals The Tatler (1709–11), The Spectator (1711–14), and The Guardian (1713), which helped pave the way for the English realistic novel of the 18th century and the bourgeois drama. In the essay genre, Steele depicted the daily life and mores of contemporary England.


The Correspondence. Oxford, 1968.
The Plays. Oxford, 1971.


Elistratova, A. A. Angliiskii roman epokhi Prosveshcheniia. Moscow, 1966. Pages 31—44.
Connely, W. Sir Richard Steele. Port Washington, N.Y., 1967.
Hare, M. E. Richard Steele and the Sentimental Comedy. New York, 1970.
References in classic literature ?
It was while Addison was in Ireland that Richard Steele started a paper called the Tatler.
But in the days when Joseph Addison and Richard Steele wrote the Spectator, there were no novels.
As Sir Richard Steele says, `Gluttons who give high prices for delicacies, are very worthy to be called generous.
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Last night Natalie, 41, thanked the Midlands Air Ambulance crew who came to her aid - pilot Richard Steele and critical care paramedics Karen Baker, and Steven Mitchell "I wouldn't be here if it were not for them," she said.
Next Thursday, members of the crew who helped save her - Dr Ravi Chauhan, critical care paramedic Steven Mitchell and captain Richard Steele - will accept the Emergency Services Award at Pride of Birmingham, organised by the Birmingham Mail with partners TSB.
Passing comment Richard Steele (Director of High Grade brickwork) said:
Paul Richard Steele, 36, of Kings Road, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, given a six-month prison sentence suspended for 24 months and ordered to pay PS115 charges and PS85 costs for having an offensive weapon in a public place and possessing a Class C drug.
This historical and literary study chronicles how the suffering of slaves was represented in 18th-century British writers, such as Aphra Behn, Richard Steele, William Dickson, and Laurence Sterne, who spoke out against slavery conditions, as well as the writings of African British authors including Olaudah Equiano.
Back left to right: Harrison Russell, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Alex Narcise, Wiss Company; Kim Brennan, Colliers; Geoffery Schubert, CBRE; Richard Steele, M&T Bank; Michael Klein, Holiday Fenoglio Fowler, LP; Bruce Bristol, Northeast Planning Corporation.
Kim also reprises in "Rhythm of the Wild" his friend Richard Steele, a beloved character from Kim Heacox's earlier book "The Only Kayak".
Gisborne Civil Defense manager, emergency management Richard Steele said some households were still without power Tuesday and five roads remained closed due to slips, rocks and debris.