Mack, Robert L.
Dr. Robert L. Mack is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter.2006 0-7734-5657-0
The Oxford-based weekly periodical, The Loiterer
, which appeared from January 31, 1789 to March 20, 1790, was the creation of both James Austen and his younger brother, Henry. Although the work of both men would be obscured by the achievements of their sister, Jane, their own writing deserves attention. The Loiterer
represents an important stage in the history and development of the periodical essay as an English literary mode or genre.