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)(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]

1885-1900 volumes
1st supplement

Works about Aitken[edit]

Works by this author published before January 1, 1924 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.