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William Peterfield Trent (1862–1939)

Trent, William Peterfield. An American writer, after 1900 Professor of English Literature at Columbia University; born at Richmond, VA, Nov. 10, 1862; died in 1939. He published: ‘Life of William Gilmore Simms’; ‘English Culture in Virginia’; ‘Southern Statesmen of the Old Régime’ (1897); ‘History of American Literature’ (1903); ‘Greatness in Literature’ (1905); ‘Longfellow and Other Essays’ (1910). He was also an editor of ‘The Cambridge History of American Literature.’