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Charles Eliot Norton

(1827—1908)


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(1827–1908),

born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was professor of fine arts at Harvard (1873–98) and an intellectual leader of great influence. His aim was, in his own words, to arouse in his countrymen ‘the sense of connection with the past and gratitude for the efforts and labours of other nations and former generations’. He was a frequent contributor to the Atlantic Monthly, joint editor of the North American Review (1864–8), and founder and co‐editor of The Nation (1865).

Subjects: Literature — Art.



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