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Flora Domestica, Or The Portable Flower Garden: With Directions for the Treatment of Plants in Pots

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ISBN-10: 0548888639

ISBN-13: 9780548888636

Edition: 2008

Authors: Elizabeth Kent, Leigh Hunt

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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Kessinger Pub
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Language: English

Leigh Hunt was so prolific that, if his writing were ever collected, it would exceed 100 volumes of mostly unmemorable prose. He was so eccentric and socially visible that even Dickens's caricature of Hunt as the perennially cheerful Harold Skimpole in Bleak House is immediately recognizable. But his philosophy of cheer, however eccentric among such doleful writers of his generation as Coleridge and Byron, appealed to middle-class public taste, which accounts for his immense following. Educated, like Coleridge and Lamb, at Christ's Hospital, Hunt became a journalist, helping his brother John edit the weekly Examiner. As a result of the paper's liberal policy, they were both fined and…