Henry Mackenzie

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Mackenzie, Henry


Born Aug. 26, 1745, in Edinburgh; died there Jan. 14, 1831. Scottish writer.

The son of a physician, Mackenzie was educated at the University of Edinburgh. His novels The Man of Feeling (1771), The Man of the World (1773), and Julia de Roubigne (1777) show the influence of English sentimental poetry and of J.-J. Rousseau. A fine literary critic, Mackenzie also edited the journals The Mirror (1779-80) and The Lounger (1785-87).


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The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It is even more curious that the antecedents to the writers under consideration are solely those bound to the story of sympathy that has developed in recent historical criticism, and which has now been extended to affect theory: Adam Smith, Laurence Sterne and Henry MacKenzie primarily, with a tip of the hat to that mysteriously emotional man Samuel Johnson.
Corey Andrews reviews Henry Mackenzie's role as 'tastemaker' in the Mirror Club and its ancillary periodicals, The Mirror and The Lounger.
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In the case of seduction narratives, which we will exemplify here with the works of Samuel Richardson (Pamela [1740], Clarissa [1748]), Henry Mackenzie (The Man of Feeling [1771], The Man of the World [1773]), Hugh Kelly (Louisa Mildmay [1767]) and Sophie von La Roche (Geschichte des Frauleins von Sternheim [1771]), we see that the character of the virtuous young woman is backed by an appropriate education.
The 'Indianised European' figure caught the interest of late eighteenth-century writers Henry Mackenzie, Robert Bage, and John O'Keeffe, discussed by Lise Sorenson and Helen Carr.
(Laurence Sterne's Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, 1768, and Henry Mackenzie's The Man of Feeling, 1771, popularized this word in England.)
Another unusual book is Clarence and the Goblins by Henry Mackenzie Greenby an eleven year old boy and published in Sydney by Public Library Press in 1892.
This article investigates tears of sympathy as part of a sentimental reading practice in the eighteenth century, and describes how Henry Mackenzie'shovel The Man of Feeling self-consciously enacts the reader's educationvia sympathetic emotional response.
Henry Mackenzie raises some doubts about Home's movements in early 1757 when he notes that Home arrived in London 'soon after the publication of his tragedy in March 1757' (Mackenzie, I, 49).
The great names (Congreve, Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Fielding, Walpole, Sterne, Wollstonecraft, Smollett and Burney) are here as are the less well known (Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, Eliza Haywood, John Cleland, Francis Coventry, Charlotte Lennox, Sarah Scott, and Henry Mackenzie).
Henry Mackenzie's 1771 novel The Man of Feeling offered a male equivalent of the sentimental heroine.
Henry Mackenzie of Terrebonne, wintering partner of the North West Company and clerk of session of the St Gabriel's Street Presbyterian Church in Montreal.