Henry Mackenzie 1745–1831

  • Ian McGowan
Part of the St. Martin’s Anthologies of English Literature book series (AEL)


Mackenzie, a Scottish lawyer, was a more robust character than one might deduce from his most successful novel, The Man of Feeling, a loosely-structured example of the novel of sensibility, in which Harley, the high-souled hero, cultivates and displays all too publicly deep sympathy for his fellow-man. (The masterpiece of the genre is Sterne’s Sentimental Journey, where the emotion is tempered by self-knowledge and sexual innuendo.)

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