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A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature is a collection of biographies of writers by John William Cousin (1849-1910), published in 1910. Most of the entries consist of only one paragraph but some entries, like William Shakespeare's, are quite lengthy.

The book is notable for being the 5,000th e-book to be provided by the Distributed Proofreaders project, to Project Gutenberg. It was released on August 21, 2004.

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A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
by John William Cousin
A 1910 collection of author's potted biographies; most are a single paragraph while others, such as Shakespeare's, are longer.

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PD-icon.svg This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1910, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


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