WILLIAM LYON PHELPS AUTOGRAPH


William Lyon Phelps was born January 2, 1865 – died August 21, 1943.  Phelps was an American author, critic and scholar. Phelps gained a B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University and an M.A. from Harvard University, where he went on to teach for just one year before returning to Yale to hold a position in the English department for 41 years. From 1941 to 1943 he was the director of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. He is included in Steven D. Price’s compilation “1001 Smartest Things Ever Said” for saying, “This is the first test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.” Works by William Lyon Phelps: Essays on Modern Novelists (1910), Advance of the English Novel (1916), Essays on Modern Dramatists (1921-1922), As I Like It (1923), Autobiography with Letters (1939), Marriage (1940). Original William Lyon Phelps Autograph, hand signed on cut Wm Lyon Phelps Lamson Professor of English Literature Stationary. Approx. Size of paper 3 1/8 x 5 1/4. Written: Your friend Wm Lyon Phelps Christmas Greetings 1933. Regular Price – $ 75.00 / Sale Price – $ 24.95.

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