Malone, Edmund

(1741-1812)
   Critic, s. of an Irish judge, b. in Dublin, and ed. at Trinity Coll. there, studied for the law, but coming into a fortune, decided to follow a literary career. Acute, careful, and sensible, he was a useful contributor to the study of Shakespeare, of whose works he pub. a valuable ed. in 1790. He also aided in the detection of the Rowley forgeries of Chatterton, and the much less respectable Shakespeare ones of Ireland. At his death he was engaged upon another ed. of Shakespeare, which was brought out under the editorship of James Boswell (q.v.). M. also wrote Lives of Dryden and others, and was the friend of Johnson, Goldsmith, Reynolds, and Burke.

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  • Malone, Edmund — ▪ British scholar and editor born Oct. 4, 1741, Dublin, Ire. died 1812, London, Eng.       Irish born English scholar, editor, and pioneer in efforts to establish an authentic text and chronology of Shakespeare s (Shakespeare, William) works.… …   Universalium

  • MALONE, EDMUND —    a Shakespearian critic and editor, born in Dublin, was a stickler for literary accuracy and honesty (1741 1812) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Malone —   [mə ləʊn], Edmund oder Edmond, irischer Literaturforscher, * Dublin 4. 10. 1741, ✝ London 25. 4. 1812; leistete bahnbrechende Arbeit mit einer ersten kritischen Gesamtausgabe der Werke Shakespeares (1790, überarbeitet 1821). Die Malone Society… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Malone — [mə lōn′] Edmund ( or Edmond) 1741 1812; Ir. literary critic & editor of Shakespeare s works …   English World dictionary

  • Edmund Malone — Edmond Malone Edmond Malone Portait de Malone par Joshua Reynolds Naissance 4 octobre 1741 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Malone — This interesting surname is of Old Gaelic origin, and is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic O Maoileoin , composed of the Gaelic prefix O , male descendant of, and Maoileoin , devotee or follower of St. John. The surname is never found in English… …   Surnames reference

  • Edmund Malone — noun English scholar remembered for his chronology of Shakespeare s plays and his editions of Shakespeare and Dryden (1741 1812) • Syn: ↑Malone, ↑Edmond Malone • Instance Hypernyms: ↑scholar, ↑scholarly person, ↑bookman, ↑student …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malone — noun English scholar remembered for his chronology of Shakespeare s plays and his editions of Shakespeare and Dryden (1741 1812) • Syn: ↑Edmund Malone, ↑Edmond Malone • Instance Hypernyms: ↑scholar, ↑scholarly person, ↑bookman, ↑student …   Useful english dictionary

  • Edmund Kerchever Chambers — Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers (1866 ndash;1954) was an English literary critic and Shakespearean scholar. His four volume history of Elizabethan theater, published in 1923, remains a standard resource for scholars of the period s drama.Chambers… …   Wikipedia

  • Edmond Malone — noun English scholar remembered for his chronology of Shakespeare s plays and his editions of Shakespeare and Dryden (1741 1812) • Syn: ↑Malone, ↑Edmund Malone • Instance Hypernyms: ↑scholar, ↑scholarly person, ↑bookman, ↑student …   Useful english dictionary

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