Harrison, G. B.

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Harrison, G. B. Gender: M
George Bagshawe Harrison
born on 14 July 1894 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Hove, England, 50n49, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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British scholar and critic. Among his many works on Shakespeare and his period are England in Shakespeare's Day (1928) and Shakespeare at Work (1933) which are highly regarded as introductions to the social and cultural contexts of Shakespeare's work. He also produced numerous editions of Elizabethan and Jacobean documents, notably Thomas Nashe's Pierce Pennilesse, His Supplication to the Divell, 1592 (1924), An Elizabethan Journal (three volumes, 1928, 1931, 1933), A Jacobean Journal (two volumes, 1941, 1950), and The Letters of Queen Elizabeth I (1935). Harrison was general editor of the Penguin Shakespeare between 1937 and 1959. His other publications included The Day before Yesterday (1938), a journal for the year 1936; Julius Caesar in Shakespeare, Shaw, and the Ancients (1960); and Profession of English (1962), which reflects on the objectives and procedures of literary studies. He died in Palmerston North, New Zealand on November 1, 1991, at the age of 97.


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "One Man in His Time: The Memoirs of G.B. Harrison, 1894-1984" by George Bagshawe Harrison (Dunmore, 1985), p. 11: "MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE records that I was born in Hove, Sussex, England on 14 July 1894. A note in my father's writing in the old mahogany grandfather clock adds the detail 'at 7 pm.'"


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (97 years)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (General editor of the Penguin Shakespeare, 1937-1959)