A. W. Pollard (1336 words)


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Alfred William Pollard was a noted editor and bibliographer, best known for his work on Shakespeare. He was born in London in 1859 to Edward William Pollard and his second wife, Emma Louisa Thompson. Educated first at King’s College School, in 1877 he attended St John’s College, Oxford.

Looking at his published work, it is tempting to think of Pollard as the archetypal Edwardian scholar: overly absorbed in antiquarian books, studying the minutiae of textual ephemera, poring over finely printed texts, patiently cataloguing bibliographical arcana. This image of the industrious Edwardian is also reinforced by the knowledge that he was a devout Christian, attending Church daily, publishing Life, Love and Light: Practical …

Citation: Owens, Rebekah . "A. W. Pollard". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 June 2014 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13357, accessed 26 January 2021.]

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