John Forster

John Forster


Born
in Newcastle upon Tyne, The United Kingdom
April 02, 1812

Died
February 02, 1876

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John Forster was an English biographer, a critic and a Charles Dickens' friend.
He contributed to "The True Sun", "The Morning Chronicle" and "The Examiner", of which he was literary and dramatic critic.
His "Lives of the Statesmen of the Commonwealth (1836-1839)" published in 1840 obtained immediate recognition, making Forster a prominent figure in a distinguished circle of literary men which included Leigh Hunt, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Thomas Noon Talfourd, Albany Fonblanque, Walter Savage Landor, Robert Browning, Thomas Carlyle and Charles Dickens.
On the death of his friend Alexander Dyce, Forster undertook the publication of his third edition of Shakespeare.
Works
"Lives of Eminent British Statesmen" (1840)
"Treatise on the Popular Progress
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