"authors noted in the Quarterly Review"

The Quarterly Review was a literary and political magazine first circulated in 1809 by the publishing house John Murray. A counterbalance to the Whig Edinburgh Review, it featured essays and reviews – early contributors included Sir Walter Scott, Charles Lamb and Robert Southey. As with many nineteenth-century literary periodicals, the reviews in The Quarterly Review were often very critical and dismissive – writers which came under attack include Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Shelley and John Keats. The magazine’s final issue was printed in 1967, but in 2007 it was re-established with its original aim: ‘to provide counter-intuitive writing for people who like to think’.