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John Addington Symonds

Critic, Poet (5-Oct-1840 — 19-Apr-1893)


Percy L. Babington. Bibliography of the Writings of John Addington Symonds. London: John Castle. 1925. 244pp.

Van Wyck Brooks. John Addington Symonds: A Biographical Study. New York: Mitchell Kennerley. 1914.

Horatio F. Brown. John Addington Symonds: A Biography Compiled from His Papers and Correspondence. London: John C. Nimmo. 1895. (2 vols.)

Phyllis Grosskurth. The Woeful Victorian: A Biography of John Addington Symonds. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1965. 370pp.

John Pemble (editor). John Addington Symonds: Culture and the Demon Desire. Palgrave Macmillan. 2000. 210pp.

Herbert M. Schueller; Robert L. Peters (editors). Letters of John Addington Symonds. Wayne State University Press. 1967. (3 vols.) 867pp. + 1011pp. + 931pp.

John Addington Symonds; Phyllis Grosskurth (editor). The Memoirs of John Addington Symonds. London: Hutchinson. 1984. 318pp.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1425)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.370)

  7. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.194)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1000)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.473)

  10. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.510)

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