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Edward Wagenknecht

Edward Wagenknecht, American author.


  • Wagenknecht, Edward was born on March 28, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry E. and Mary (Erichsen) Wagenknecht.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1923. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1924. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1932.


    • Professor of English Boston University, 1947-1965, professor emeritus, from 1965. Editor Boston University Studies in English, 1954-1957. Lowell lecturer, 1958.


    • A pictorial history of New England
    • ©1976, green & turquois partial cloth hardcover with black lettering on the spine, with Dustjacket, 342 pages with Index, over 600 illustrations, drawings, woodcuts, sculptures, & photographs, measures about 11 1/8 inches X 8 5/8 inches.
    • Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt
    • The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt is a new edition of a classic biography of America's 26th president, originally commissioned in 1958 by the Theodore Roosevelt Association to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth.
    • The Tales of Henry James (Literature and Life)
    • ""The Author on His Craft" is introduced by editorial commentary and includes James's important critical essay "The Art of Fiction," an early statement of the principles and methods he maintained throughout his career.


    • Married Dorothy Arnold, August 3, 1932. Children: Robert Edward, David Arnold, Walter Chappell.
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    Born March 28, 1900
    Died May 24, 2004
    (aged 104)
    • 1923
      University Chicago
    • 1924
      University Chicago
    • 1932
      University Washington