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Joseph Addison

Author, Playwright (1-May-1672 — 17-Jun-1719)


Lucy Aikin. The Life of Joseph Addison. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman's. 1843. (2 vols.)

Edward A. Bloom; Lillian D. Bloom (editors). Joseph Addison and Richard Steele: The Critical Heritage. Routledge. 1996. 480pp.

W. J. Courthope. Addison. London: Macmillan. 1884. 192pp.

A. R. Humphreys. Steele, Addison, and Their Periodical Essays. Longmans, Green. 1959. 46pp. For the British Council.

Robert M. Otten. Joseph Addison. Twayne. 1982. 182pp.

Peter Smithers. The Life of Joseph Addison. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1954. 491pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.5)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.11)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.265)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.5)

  9. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.3)

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

  11. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.1-3)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.7)

  13. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.6)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.3)

  15. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.14)

  16. Legends in Their Own Time (p.3)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.17)

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