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Samuel Foote

Actor, Playwright (1720 — 21-Oct-1777)


Mary Megie Belden. The Dramatic Work of Samuel Foote. Archon Books. 1969. 218pp. Reprint of her 1929 dissertation.

Elizabeth N. Chatten. Samuel Foote. Twayne. 1980. 161pp.

William Cook. Memoirs of Samuel Foote, Esq: With a Collection of His Genuine Bon-mots, Anecdotes, Opinions, &c. Mostly Original. Peter A. Mesier. 1806. (3 vols.)

Percy Fitzgerald. Samuel Foote: A Biography. Chatto & Windus. 1910. 382pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.528)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.142)

  7. British Authors Before 1800 (p.199)

  8. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.189)

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