Kittredge, George Lyman

Kittredge, George Lyman kĭ´trĭj [key], 1860–1941, American scholar, b. Boston. A member of the Harvard faculty (1888–1936), Kittredge was a noted authority on the English language, Shakespeare and Chaucer. His one-volume edition of the complete works of Shakespeare appeared in 1936. He began a more detailed edition of the separate plays in 1939, which was not completed. His books on English include The Mother Tongue (with Sarah Arnold 1900).

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