Seven biographies of Swinburne

Swinburne was a pretty good Victorian poet. He might make the top ten along with the likes of Arnold, two Brownings, Hardy, Hopkins, Rossetti, and Tennyson.  Among Victorian literary figures overall, perhaps #20?

So my eye is caught by this line from a note on Swinburne in the latest Balliol Record,

“There have been only seven biographies in English since 1917.”

Scandalous!

I wonder how many biographies have been published of the 20th-best Victorian scientist?

[7 November 2015]

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