English Biography: A Study of Its Development, etc

Dunn, Waldo Hilary (1916) English Biography: A Study of Its Development, etc. DLitt thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The object of this thesis is to trace in detail the genesis and evolution of English biography, and to set forth an estimate of its comparative value. In as much as the criticism of biography has never been collected, a secondary object has been kept in mind; viz., to present the substance of such criticism interwoven with the narrative of development. The claim of the thesis to rank as "an original contribution to learning in relation to literature" is based upon the fact that it embodies the first complete record of careful and somewhat exhaustive research devoted to the development of English biography. It may, therefore, be worthy of a useful, if humble, place in the general history of English literature.

Item Type: Thesis (DLitt)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Biographies, British & Irish literature
Date of Award: 1916
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1916-80590
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 11:27
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/80590

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