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Thomas Chatterton

Poet, Hoaxer (20-Nov-1752 — 24-Aug-1770)


John Dix. The Life of Thomas Chatterton: Including His Unpublished Poems & Correspondence. Hamilton, Adams and Co.. 1837.

George Gregory. The Life of Thomas Chatterton, with Criticisms on His Genius and Writings, and a Concise View of the Controversy Concerning Rowley's Poems. London: G. Kearsley. 1789. 263pp.

Nick Groom (editor). Thomas Chatterton and Romantic Culture. Palgrave Macmillan. 1999. 314pp.

Louise J. Kaplan. The Family Romance of the Imposter: Poet Thomas Chatterton. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. 1988. 301pp.

Louise J. Kaplan. The Family Romance of the Impostor-Poet Thomas Chatterton. New York: Atheneum. 1988. 301pp.

Edward Harry William Meyerstein. The Life of Thomas Chatterton. London: Ingpen & Grant. 1930.

John C. Nevill. Thomas Chatterton. London: Frederick Muller, Ltd.. 1948. 261pp.

Charles Edward Russell. Thomas Chatterton, the Marvellous Boy: The Story of a Strange Life, 1752-1770. New York: Moffat, Yard. 1908.

Donald S. Taylor. Thomas Chatterton's Art: Experiments in Imagined History. Princeton University Press. 1978. 343pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.298)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.80)

  7. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.96-98)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.190)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.107)

  10. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.117)

  11. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.96)

  12. Legends in Their Own Time (p.47)

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