Fitzgerald, Edward, 1809-1883

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Dates:
Birth 1809-03-31
Death 1883-06-14
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Edward FitzGerald was an English author and translator, best known for his popular translation of The Rubáiyát. Born Edward Marlborough Purcell into one of the wealthiest families in England, the family name was changed when his mother inherited her family fortune. He was educated at Oxford University, after which he travelled constantly for a time and wrote poetry, as well as translating verse from several languages. Although talented, he lacked the motivation to devote himself to writing; he is best remembered for translating from the Persian a selection of short poems by Omar Khayyam, known as The Rubáiyát. Although eccentric in his personal life and separated from the literary scene, FitzGerald was an important friend and correspondent with several key figures of the era.

From the description of Edward FitzGerald letter to My dear sir, circa 1880? (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 123906035

English writer and translator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, [18--] Nov. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606607845

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, 1873 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606586562

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, undated [Wednesday]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606590138

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, 1875 Nov. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606590057

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Lowestoft, to Horace Basham, 1874 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606586627

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, [1881] Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606590363

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Woodbridge, to "Posh" [Joseph Fletcher], undated [ca. 1867]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 605910690

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Woodbridge, to "Posh" [Joseph Fletcher], [1867] June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270475635

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Beccles, to Frederick Spalding, 1862 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472830

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, undated [Tuesday]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606594851

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Arthur Basham, [1874-1883]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606600476

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : [place not specified], to Horace Basham, undated [18--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606608086

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, [18--] Nov. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606609423

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, undated [1874-1883]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606596383

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, undated [Friday]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606590179

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, 1880 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606590072

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Lowestoft, to Horace Basham, "Tuesday." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606610167

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, [18--] Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606607793

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, 1882 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606590120

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, undated [Saturday]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606593832

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, undated [Saturday]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606590317

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, undated [Thursday]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606595679

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, undated [1874-1883] Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606600535

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, [1882] June 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606600444

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Woodbridge, to Horace Basham, [18--] Oct. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606607829

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Lowestoft, to Horace Basham, 1880 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606611142

English poet and translator.

From the description of Collection of autograph letters signed : Woodbridge and Lowestoft, to Horace Basham, 1873-1882 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270476142

From the description of Stanzas of the Rubaiyat and ALS fragment, [1868]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626312

From the description of ALS : Woodbridge, to Herman Biddell, [1863?]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626246

From the description of ALsS : to George Moor, 1864-1883. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86139007

From the description of Will : AMs : Merton, Norfolk, 1858 Sept. 4. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442937

From the description of ALS : to an unidentified correspondent, [1849]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610861

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lowestoft, to Miss Anna Biddell, [18]75 Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524037

From the description of ALsS and drawings, 1841-[18]82. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580997

FitzGerald was an English writer most noted for his translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

From the description of [Letters] / Edward FitzGerald. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 191101042

English scholar and poet.

From the description of Edward FitzGerald collection, 1863-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79724879

From the description of Edward FitzGerald collection, 1863-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148198

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  • Translator
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