Nineteenth-Century Reviews

Selected American Reviews

The gallery of reviews contains eight reviews of The Wide, Wide World, located via Proquest's American Periodicals database (see quantitative analysis for information about research method). There were five dedicated reviews of the novel in its first year of publication. Subsequently, in 1852, 1853, and 1854, there were three substantive discussions of The Wide, Wide World within the larger literary field and in comparison with other Warner productions. See below for searchable transcriptions of each review.