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George Saintsbury (1845–1933)

Saintsbury, George (Edward Bateman). An English critic and literary historian; born at Southampton, Oct. 23, 1845. He was a master in Elizabeth College, Guernsey, headmaster of the Elgin Educational Institute (1874–76), and a constant contributor to British reviews. He is noted for his profound learning, sound judgment, and lucid style. Among his numerous works are: ‘A Primer of French Literature’ (1880), in universal use; ‘Life of Dryden’ (1881); ‘Short History of French Literature’ (1882); ‘Life of Marlborough’ (1885); ‘History of Elizabethan Literature’ (1887); ‘Essays on French Novelists’ (1891); ‘The Earl of Derby’ (1892); ‘Corrected Impressions’ (1895), essays on Victorian writers; ‘A History of Criticism’ (1900–04); ‘History of Nineteenth-Century Literature, 1780–1895’ (1906); ‘A History of English Prosody’ (1906–11).