Romantic remains

Thomas Jefferson Hogg’s 1813 novel, Memoirs of Prince Alexey Haimatoff, purports to be the reminiscences of a Russian of mysterious, probably royal, parentage. Hogg (1792-1862) wrote on antiquity for both the Edinburgh Review and the Encyclopaedia Britannica, but is mostly remembered today as Shelley’s first biographer. They had been friends at Oxford, from which they… Continue reading