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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Playwright, Philosopher, Critic (22-Jan-1729 — 15-Feb-1781)


F. Andrew Brown. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Twayne. 1971. 205pp.

Karin Fischer; Thomas C. Fox (editors). A Companion to the Works of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Camden House. 2005. 410pp.

Willi Goetschel. Spinoza's Modernity: Mendelssohn, Lessing, and Heine. University of Wisconsin Press. 2004. 351pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.888)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.146)

  8. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.554-56)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.594)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.164)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.299)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.405)

  13. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.527)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.179)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.310)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.38)

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