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Robert Burton

Author (8-Feb-1577 — 25-Jan-1640)


Lawrence Babb. Sanity in Bedlam: A Study of Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press. 1959.

A. Brownlee. William Shakespeare and Robert Burton. Reading: Bradley and Son. 1960. 337pp. Exploring the possibility that Burton may have authored substantial portions of Shakespeare's plays.

Joey Conn. Robert Burton and the Anatomy of Melancholy: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Greenwood Press. 1988.

Bergen Evans. The Psychiatry of Robert Burton. New York: Columbia University Press. 1944. 129pp.

Nicolas K. Kiessling. The Library of Robert Burton. Oxford, England: Oxford Bibliographical Society. 1988. 433pp. With 1738 bibliographic listings, 1500 of which reside at Oxford.

William Randolph Mueller. The Anatomy of Robert Burton's England. University of California Press. 1952.

Jean Robert Simon. Robert Burton et l'Anatomie de la Mélancolie. Paris, France: Didier. 1964. 531pp.

Paul Jordan Smith. Bibliographia Burtoniana: A Study of Robert Burton's "The Anatomy of Melancholy": With a Bibliography of Burton's Writings. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 1931. 120pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.236)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.39)

  8. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.65)

  9. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.74-75)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.154)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.80)

  12. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.115)

  13. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.80)

  14. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.77)

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