Edward John Trelawny Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Gerson, Noel B. Trelawny's World: A Biography of Edward John Trelawny. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., 1977, 288 p.

A biography that attempts to redress what the author considers an overly critical and dismissive perspective on Trelawny.

Grylls, R. Glynn. Trelawny. London: Constable, 1950, 256 p.

An extensive review of Trelawny's life, measured against his own accounts of it.

Hill, Anne. “Trelawny's Family Background and Naval Career.” Keats-Shelley Journal V (Winter 1956): 11-32.

A seminal study of Trelawny's first twenty-five years, through genealogical and military records, as well as unpublished correspondence.


Ellis, S. M. “Edward John Trelawny.” The Bookman LXXVIII, No. 467 (August 1930): 284-85.

Reviews one of the standard biographies of Trelawny, and provides a general overview of Trelawny's life and character.

Looker, Samuel J. “Edward John Trelawny (1792-1881): Some Account of His Life and Writings and His Connection with Worthing.” In Shelley, Trelawny, and Henley: A Study of Three Titans, pp. 150-98. Worthing: Aldridge Brothers, 1950.

An introduction to Trelawny's life and the significance of his letters and autobiographical works.

Marchand, Leslie A. “Trelawny on the Death of Shelley.” Keats-Shelley Memorial Bulletin No. IV (1952): 9-31.

Discusses the various versions Trelawny produced of Shelley's death.

Nicolson, Harold. “Marginal Comment.” The Spectator 173, No. 6058 (August 4, 1944): 102.

Details the distortions and falsifications of Trelawny's account of his relationship with Shelley.

Rossetti, W. M. “Talks with Trelawny.” The Athenaeum, Nos. 2855, 2857, 2858 (July 15, 1882; July 29, 1882; August 5, 1882): 78-79, 144-45, 176-77.

Records Rossetti's conversations with Trelawny—primarily about Shelley and Byron—that took place late in Trelawny's life.

Soule, George H., Jr. “Another Source for Poe: Trelawny's The Adventures of a Younger Son.” Poe Studies 8, No. 1 (June 1975): 35-37.

Compares Trelawny's autobiographical fiction with Poe's “sea stories.”