Author:Edmund William Gosse

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Edmund William Gosse
C.B.; English poet, author and critic; President of the Royal Academy
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, and the list on this page is complete to 1901.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "E. G." or by "E. W. G."
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "E. G."
Edmund William Gosse


  • Madrigals, Songs, and Sonnets (1870), co-author John Arthur Blaikie
  • On Viol and Flute (1873)
  • King Erik (1876)
  • New Poems (1879)
  • Seventeenth Century Studies (1883)
  • Life of Thomas Gray (4 vols., 1884)
  • Firdausi in Exile (1885)
  • Life of William Congreve (1888)
  • A History of Eighteenth Century Literature (1889)
  • Northern studies (1890) (external scan)
  • Questions at Issue (1893) (external scan)
  • The Jacobean Poets (1894)
  • In Russet and Silver (1894)
  • Collected Poems (1896)
  • History of Modern English Literature (1897)
  • Life and Letters of Dr John Donne, Dean of St Paul's (1899)
  • Hypolympia, or the Gods on the Island (1901)
  • English Literature: an Illustrated Record in 4 vols. (1903) with Richard Garnett.
    • Volume I. From The Beginnings To The Age Of Henry VII (external scan)
    • Volume II. From the age of Henry VIII to the age of Milton, by R. Garnett and Edmund Gosse
    • Volume III. From Milton to Johnson, by E. Gosse (transcription project)
    • Volume IV. From the age of Johnson to the age of Tennyson, by E. Gosse.
  • Jeremy Taylor (1904)
  • French Profiles (1905) (external scan)
  • Life of Sir Thomas Browne (1905) also known as Sir Thomas Browne (external scan)
  • Father and Son (1907) (autobiography) (external scan)
  • The Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne (1917) (external scan)

As editor[edit]


Contributions to the Dictionary of National Biography[edit]

1st supplement
2nd supplement

Contributions to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition[edit]

Contributions to 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica[edit]

Other Works[edit]


  • The Bridal March; One Day (1896), by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson[1]

Translated Poems[edit]

Works about Gosse[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1928, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 94 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.