This 1884 biography of Thomas Gray was the first full-length treatment of its subject. Gosse was an authority on Gray, the editor of his collected works, and his knowledge and affinity for the poet makes this a first-class literary biography.
About the Author
Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) was an English writer, translator, and critic. He is best known for his masterful translations of Ibsen, as well as a biography of the great Norwegian playwright, and for his powerful 1907 memoir, Father and Son. He was knighted in 1925.