Author:William Peterfield Trent

William Peterfield Trent
Professor of English Literature, Columbia University
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "W. P. T."
William Peterfield Trent


  • William Gilmore Simms (1892) (external scan)
  • Notes on recent work in southern history (1892) (external scan)
  • Teaching the Spirit of Literature (1896) (external scan)
  • Southern Statesmen of the Old Régime (1897) (external scan)
  • John Milton; a short story of his life and works (1899)
  • The authority of criticism, and other essays (1899) (external scan)
  • Robert E. Lee (1899) (external scan)
  • Progress of the United States of America in the century (1901) (external scan)
  • A history of American literature, 1607-1865 (1903) (external scan)
  • A Brief History of American Literature (1904) (external scan)
  • Greatness in literature, and other papers (1905) (external scan)
  • Longfellow, and Other Essays (1910) (external scan)
  • An introduction to the English classics'' (1911) (external scan)

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The author died in 1939, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.