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English Review

Published 1908-1937. Monthly. Published by The English Review Ltd. (London). Editor was Austin Harrison, 1910-23. Founding editor Ford Madox Ford, described the review as “consecrated to the arts, to letters and to ideas.” (Outside the purview of DNCJ; see The Modernist Journals Project (; online edition ProQuest British Periodicals.)

“AN OLIVE-BRANCH IN IRELAND AND ITS HISTORY.” English Review, 0, no. 0: (1910): 228.
        This review of An Olive Branch In Ireland and its History , by William O’Brien, concerns late nineteenth-century history, but the second review, of T. G. Tucker’s Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul, focuses on ancient history. The reviewer complains that Tucker needs to see things from the people’s viewpoint.
“HISTORY.” English Review, 0, no. 0: (1910): 179.
        Three books are reviewed. Two are studies of townships: Buckinghamshire by Clement Shorter and Theberton by Henry Montagu Daughty. The reviewer is critical of the style of the first two, but a little more gracious with M. Betham-Edwards’s French Men, Women, and Books.
“LEADERS OF THE PEOPLE. STUDIES IN DEMOCRATIC HISTORY.” English Review, 0, no. 0: (1910): 229.
        The reviewer notes that Joseph Clayton’s book covers the main characters of democratic history (Becket, More, Tyler, and Pym), but does not pass judgment on the quality of the work. In the same book notice is Max Nordau’s Interpretation of History, a 'brilliant book on the philosophy of history.".
        This review of Frank Mumby’s book observes that "to write the history of bookselling is very much to write the history of books, and to write the history of books is to write the history of human thought.’ The reviewer is complimentary, saying that the book under review is more comprehensive than discriminating.
“A HISTORY OF RUSSIA.” English Review, 9, no. 0: (1911): 715–16.
        While complaining that Kluchevsky assumes his readers already know the facts, the reviewer is nevertheless complimentary to his book which begins with the origins of Russian history and deals with the land question. Also comments on the translation.
“A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH PEOPLE.” English Review, 10, no. 0: (1912): 738.
        The reviewer claims that MacMillan’s work does not live up to its title because it spends too much time on the pre-1745 period. The reviewer believes this to be less important than the later ‘evolutionary’ period. The reviewer also complains that MacMillan does not discuss Burns or Scott enough and wastes time and space with James I.
“A CANDID HISTORY OF THE JESUITS.” English Review, 0, no. 0: (1913): 332–33.
        The reviewer commends McCabe on writing an ‘unbiased’ history of the Jesuits and offers an overview of the main points. He also claims that the reason for the Jesuits’ success has been secrecy and intrigue and attacks them for having accomplished nothing throughout history.
“A HISTORY OF ORATORY IN PARLIAMENT, 1213 TO 1913.” English Review, 0, no. 0: (1913): 320.
        Although the reviewer claims that Craig’s history reads like an obituary, he argues that this is not the fault of the author but the result of political evolution. He suggests that this book will be useful to those interested in reviving oratory.
“AMERICAN HISTORY AND ITS GEOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS.” English Review, 0, no. 0: (1913): 664–65.
        The reviewer praises Semple’s work but cautions that the study of institutions, people, and economics is essential in history.
“THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH PATRIOTISM.” English Review, 0, no. 0: (1913): 324–25.
        Wingfield-Stratford’s book considers English patriotism, beginning in the feudal period through to the Tudors and into the nineteenth century. The reviewer claims that although the author’s work is bold and generous, it is too vague and flamboyant to be informational.
“A HISTORY OF PENAL METHODS.” English Review, 0, no. 0: (1914): 422–23.
        The review claims that although the title suggests otherwise, Ives’s book makes for good weekend reading. From the middle ages to the nineteenth century the author traces the history of prisons and the church.
“A HISTORY OF RUSSIA.” English Review, 0, no. 0: (1914): 429–30.
        The reviewer details the ‘most interesting chapters’ of Kluchevsky’s work on Russian empire expansion, the nation’s internal freedom, generally praising the book but complaining that is that there is no biography of the author.