Author:George Atherton Aitken

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George Atherton Aitken
British civil servant and man of letters; was an expert on the Queen Anne period of English literature
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 "G. A. A."


  • The life and works of John Arbuthnot, M.D., fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Clarendon Press, 1892)[1] (External scan)
  • The life of Richard Steele (W. Isbister, limited, 1889) (External scan)
  • Later Stuart tracts (External scan)

Edited works[edit]

  • Defoe, Daniel The life, adventures, & piracies of the famous Captain Singleton. Edited by George A. Aitken
  • Marvell, Andrew. Satires. Edited by G.A. Aitken
  • 1898-9 reprint of Tatler. Edited by G.A. Aitken, originally edited by Richard Steele.
  • Jonathan Swift, "The Journal to Stella," Edited by George A. Aitken (1901).

Contributions to the DNB[edit]




  1. "Review of The Life and Works of John Arthbuthnot, M.D. by George A. Aitken". The Quarterly Journal 176: 317–343. April 1893. 

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1917, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. Works by this author may also 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.