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George Henry Lewes
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The Principles of Success in Literature (1901 edition)
George Henry Lewes
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The Fortnightly (1865 edition)
George Henry Lewes
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The Fortnightly (1865 edition)


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George Henry Lewes
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Born: April 18, 1817

Died: November 30, 1878 (aged 61)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher, literary

Bio: George Henry Lewes was an English philosopher and critic of literature and theatre. He became part of the mid-Victorian ferment of ideas which encouraged discussion of Darwinism, positivism, and religious scepticism.

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