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Symonds, John Addington (1840–1893) By Craig, A. Layne

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1369-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 23 May 2024, from


John Addington Symonds was an English historian, biographer and poet best known for his writings on sexuality. Though Symonds’s father was a well-known physician and author, Symonds did not distinguish himself academically early on. However, he met with success as a poet and a scholar while at Oxford. Though he had relationships with men as a student, he married Janet Catherine North (1837–1913) in 1864; the couple had four children.

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Craig, A. Layne. Symonds, John Addington (1840–1893). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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