Sir Israel Gollancz - Encyclopedia




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"SIR ISRAEL GOLLANCZ (1863-), British man of letters, of Jewish family, was born in London July 13 1863. He was educated at the City of London school and afterwards at University College, London, and Christ's College, Cambridge. From 1892 to 1895 he was Quain student and lecturer in English at University College, London, and in 1896 was appointed university lecturer in English at Cambridge, becoming in 1906 university professor of English language and literature at King's College, London. He became secretary of the British Academy on its foundation in 1903. He was general editor of the Temple Classics and King's Library series and of the Book of Homage to Shakespeare which appeared in 1916. His published works include Cynewulf's Christ (1892); an edition of Lamb's Specimens of Elizabethan Dramatists (1893); Exeter Book of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (1895) and Hamlet in Iceland (1898).

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