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A Week in Literary History

December 24th, 2002

English poet and cultural critic Matthew Arnold ("Dover Beach") is born in 1822 in Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex.

arnold.jpgMatthew Arnold, b. December 24, 1822, d. 1888

Arnold is generally considered one of the three most respected nineteenth-century British poets, along with Tennyson and Browning, but he wrote prolifically in prose, from literary criticism to essays and books on social issues. The son of the famous master of Rugby, Thomas Arnold, he also became an authority on education.

Suggested Reading Poetry The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold, 1950. Prose The Complete Prose Works of Matthew Arnold, 1960-1977. Biography Matthew Arnold, by George Saintsbury, 1899. Matthew Arnold, by Lionel Trilling, 1939.

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