Harry Thurston Peck


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(1856–1914), professor of Latin at Columbia (1882–1910), was an author and editor of various scholarly works. He edited The Bookman (1895–1902) and wrote a biography of Prescott (1905) and a history from Cleveland to McKinley, Twenty Years of the Republic (1906). He was considered an outstanding critic until he was ostracized following a breach of promise suit (1910), which caused his collapse and suicide.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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