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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Edwin Percy Whipple (1819–1886)

Whipple, Edwin Percy. An American literary critic; born at Gloucester, MA, March 8, 1819; died in Boston, June 16, 1886. He published: ‘Essays and Reviews’ (2 vols., 1848–49); ‘Lectures on Subjects connected with Literature and Life’ (1849); ‘Character and Characteristic Men’ (1867); ‘The Literature of the Age of Elizabeth’ (1868); ‘Success and its Conditions’ (1871); and posthumously published ‘Recollections of Eminent Men’ (1887); ‘American Literature and Other Papers’ (1887); and ‘Outlooks on Society, Literature, and Politics’ (1888). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).