Tatler, The


Tatler, The
/tat"leuhr/
a triweekly periodical (1709-11) written, edited, and published by Richard Steele with the collaboration of Joseph Addison.

* * *

▪ English periodical
      a periodical launched in London by the essayist Sir Richard Steele (Steele, Sir Richard) in April 1709, appearing three times weekly until January 1711. At first its avowed intention was to present accounts of gallantry, pleasure, and entertainment, of poetry, and of foreign and domestic news. These all were reported and “issued” from various London coffee and chocolate houses. In time The Tatler began to investigate manners and society, establishing its principles of ideal behaviour, its concepts of a perfect gentleman and gentlewoman, and its standards of good taste. Dueling, gambling, rakish behaviour, and coquettishness were criticized, and virtuous action was admired. Numerous anecdotes and stories gave point to the moral codes advanced. The periodical had an explicit Whig allegiance and was several times drawn into political controversy.

      The English periodical essay began its first flowering in The Tatler, reaching its full bloom in the hands of Joseph Addison (Addison, Joseph). Addison seems to have made his first contribution to it in the 18th issue. Two months after The Tatler ceased publication, he and Steele launched the brilliant periodical The Spectator.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tatler, The — /tat leuhr/ a triweekly periodical (1709 11) written, edited, and published by Richard Steele with the collaboration of Joseph Addison …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tatler — Tatler,   The [ȓə tætlə; englisch »Der Schwätzer«], englische moralische Zeitschrift (moralische Wochenschriften), die journalistische und sittenkritische Aufgaben im Sinne des aufstrebenden und reformbewussten Bürgertums erfüllen sollte,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • The Moneypenny Diaries — is a series of novels and short stories chronicling the life of Miss Moneypenny, M s personal secretary in Ian Fleming s James Bond series; it is considered an official spin off of the Bond books. The diaries are penned by Samantha Weinberg under …   Wikipedia

  • Tatler — is a British magazine published by Condé Nast Publications. It carries articles on a broad range of topics, but its primary focus is on social trends of the upper class. It also reports on luxury fashions and expensive jewellery. Tatler is… …   Wikipedia

  • TATLER — Специализация: мода, светская жизнь Периодичность выхода: ежемесячный Язык: английский русский Адрес редакции: Большая Дмитровка, д. 11, стр. 7 Главный редактор: Виктория Давыдова ( …   Википедия

  • Tatler — Специализация: мода, светская жизнь Периодичность: ежемесячный Язык: английский русский Адрес редакции: Большая Дмитровка, д. 11, стр. 7 Главный редактор: Ксения Солов …   Википедия

  • The Murder on the Links —   Dust jacket il …   Wikipedia

  • The Star-Ledger — The October 25, 2006 front page of The Star Ledger Type Daily newspaper Format …   Wikipedia

  • The Times-Picayune — The September 2, 2005 front page of The Times Picayune Type Daily newspaper Format Broadsheet Owner Advance Publications …   Wikipedia

  • The Republican (Springfield) — The Republican is a newspaper based in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is owned by Newhouse Newspapers, a division of Advance Publications. It played important roles in the United States Republican Party s founding, Charles Dow s career, and the… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.