Gascoyne-Cecil, Edward Christian David
Born: Apr 08, 1902 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 83 years of age.
1902 - Born on April 9th in London, England. English biographer, literary critic, and educator, best known for his discerning, sympathetic, and elegantly written studies of many literary figures.
1924-1939 - Educated at Oxford, he was a fellow of Wadham College and of New College.
1948 - He served as Goldsmiths' professor of English literature at Oxford University.
1964 - Among his subjects for biography were the poet William Cowper (The Stricken Deer), Jane Austen, Lord Melbourne (The Young Melbourne), Hardy, the Novelist, the 17th-century letter writer Dorothy Osborne, the poet Thomas Gray (Two Quiet Lives), and the writer and caricaturist Sir Max Beerbohm (Max).
1975 - Library Looking-glass was a personal anthology, tracing his intellectual history.
1986 - Died on January 1st in Cranbourne, Dorset.
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