Saintsbury, George Edward Bateman (sāntsˈbərē) [key], 1845–1933, English critic and historian. His many works on English and French literature, notable for their breadth of knowledge and spirited style, include A Short History of English Literature (1898), A History of Criticism (1900–1904), and A History of the French Novel (1917–19). He also wrote biographies of Dryden (1881), Sir Walter Scott (1897), Matthew Arnold (1899), and others. From 1895 to 1915 he was professor of rhetoric and English literature at Edinburgh.
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