William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

  • Harold Orel
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)


The alienation of Hazlitt and Wordsworth, taking place over a short period of time, bears a disquieting resemblance to the incidents leading eventually to De Quincey’s fall from grace. (Hazlitt used the term ‘estrangement’ to characterize the shock he experienced when he discovered the human failings of a poet he had once admired greatly.)


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© Harold Orel 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Orel
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  1. 1.English DepartmentUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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