Word Portraits of Famous Writers

Mabel E. WOTTON (1863 - 1927)

Mabel Elizabeth Wotton, an author herself, moved in the literary circles of the late nineteenth century establishing many close friendships, She presents for us here, not literary criticism nor biographical sketches, but "word portraits," shore vignettes of a persons physical appearance and elements of behavior or personality. These are all drawn from many sources -- biographies, newspapers, or personal friends of the authors. Some descriptions are based on paintings or drawings, but the majority are derived from personal acquaintance. Thus, we have a unique view of these famous artists that we seldom read. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Larry Wilson
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Play 01 Joseph Addison Nemo
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Play 02 Harrison Ainsworth Nemo
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Play 03 Jane Austen Kathleen Moore
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Play 04 Francis, Lord Bacon Kathleen Moore
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Play 05 Joanna Baillie ADKreader
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Play 06 Benjamin, Lord Beaconsfield Sonia
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Play 07 Jeremy Bentham Phil Schempf
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Play 08 Richard Bentley Michael Fassio
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Play 09 James Boswell Kathleen Moore
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Play 10 Charlotte Brontë Tomas Peter
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Play 11 Henry, Lord Brougham Adele Pooley
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Play 12 Elizabeth Barrett Browning Eva Davis
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Play 13 John Bunyan Larry Wilson
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Play 14 Edmund Burke Steve C
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Play 15 Robert Burns Nemo
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Play 16 Samuel Butler Adele Pooley
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Play 17 George, Lord Byron Sonia
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Play 18 Thomas Campbell Adele Pooley
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Play 19 Thomas Carlyle Nemo
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Play 20 Thomas Chatterton Michael Fassio
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Play 21 Geoffrey Chaucer Sonia
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Play 22 Philip, Lord Chesterfield Adele Pooley
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Play 23 William Cobbett Steve C
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Play 24 Hartley Coleridge Adele Pooley
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Play 25 Samuel Taylor Coleridge Michael Fassio
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Play 26 William Collins Phil Schempf
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Play 27 William Cowper Nemo
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Play 28 George Crabbe Phil Schempf
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Play 29 Daniel De Foe Michael Fassio
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Play 30 Charles Dickens Nemo
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Play 31 Isaac D’Israeli Adele Pooley
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Play 32 John Dryden Steve C
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Play 33 Mary Anne Evans (George Eliot) April6090
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Play 34 Henry Fielding Tomas Peter
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Play 35 John Gay Tomas Peter
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Play 36 Edward Gibbon Adele Pooley
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Play 37 William Godwin Amy Gramour
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Play 38 Oliver Goldsmith Michael Fassio
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Play 39 David Gray ADKreader
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Play 40 Thomas Gray ADKreader
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Play 41 Henry Hallam ADKreader
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Play 42 William Hazlitt Eva Davis
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Play 43 Felicia Hemans April6090
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Play 44 James Hogg Kay Sun
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Play 45 Thomas Hood Demosthenes
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Play 46 Theodore Hook Kay Sun
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Play 47 David Hume Michael Fassio
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Play 48 Leigh Hunt Eva Davis
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Play 49 Elizabeth Inchbald ADKreader
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Play 50 Francis, Lord Jeffrey Devorah Allen
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Play 51 Douglas Jerrold Devorah Allen
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Play 52 Samuel Johnson Nemo
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Play 53 Ben Jonson Sonia
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Play 54 John Keats Eva Davis
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Play 55 John Keble ADKreader
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Play 56 Charles Kingsley Nemo
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Play 57 Charles Lamb Eva Davis
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Play 58 Letitia Elizabeth Landon ADKreader
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Play 59 Walter Savage Landor VfkaBT
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Play 60 Charles Lever Devorah Allen
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Play 61 Matthew Gregory Lewis Tomas Peter
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Play 62 John Gibson Lockhart Robert Robinson
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Play 63 Sir Richard Lovelace Devorah Allen
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Play 64 Edward, Lord Lytton Michael Fassio
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Play 65 Thomas Babington Macaulay MaryAnn
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Play 66 William Maginn MaryAnn
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Play 67 Francis Mahony (Father Prout) MaryAnn
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Play 68 Frederick Marryat MaryAnn
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Play 69 Harriet Martineau ADKreader
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Play 70 Frederick Denison Maurice VfkaBT
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Play 71 John Milton Michael Fassio
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Play 72 Mary Russell Mitford BettyB
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Play 73 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu ADKreader
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Play 74 Thomas Moore Nemo
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Play 75 Hannah More BettyB
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Play 76 Sir Thomas More Larry Wilson
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Play 77 Caroline Norton BettyB
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Play 78 Thomas Otway Greg Giordano
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Play 79 Samuel Pepys Greg Giordano
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Play 80 Alexander Pope Michael Fassio
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Play 81 Bryan Waller Procter ADKreader
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Play 82 Thomas de Quincey Greg Giordano
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Play 83 Ann Radcliffe Sonia
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Play 84 Sir Walter Raleigh VfkaBT
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Play 85 Charles Reade Robert Robinson
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Play 86 Samuel Richardson Tomas Peter
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Play 87 Samuel Rogers Nemo
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Play 88 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Emma Charlotte
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Play 89 Richard Savage Michael Fassio
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Play 90 Sir Walter Scott Emma Charlotte
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Play 91 William Shakespeare Rosemarie DeSapio
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Play 92 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Tomas Peter
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Play 93 Percy Bysshe Shelley Eva Davis
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Play 94 Richard Brinsley Sheridan VfkaBT
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Play 95 Sir Philip Sidney Sonia
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Play 96 Horace Smith Greg Giordano
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Play 97 Sydney Smith Greg Giordano
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Play 98 Tobias Smollett Tomas Peter
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Play 99 Robert Southey Greg Giordano
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Play 100 Edmund Spenser Steve C
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Play 101 Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Sonia
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Play 102 Sir Richard Steele Greg Giordano
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Play 103 Laurence Sterne Tomas Peter
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Play 104 Sir John Suckling Greg Giordano
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Play 105 Jonathan Swift Michael Fassio
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Play 106 William Makepeace Thackeray Michael Fassio
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Play 107 James Thomson Michael Fassio
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Play 108 Anthony Trollope Michael Fassio
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Play 109 Edmund Waller Sonia
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Play 110 Horace Walpole ADKreader
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Play 111 Izaac Walton Steve C
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Play 112 John Wilson ADKreader
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Play 113 Ellen Wood (Mrs. Henry Wood) BettyB
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Play 114 William Wordsworth Eva Davis
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Play 115 Sir Henry Wotton Larry Wilson
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