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Publishing in the mid and later nineteenth century, Anna Swanwick won fame firstly as a scholar and translator from German and then from ancient Greek. Her work for social causes (especially for the cause of women) and her faith in human progress also led her to give public addresses and to publish pamphlets on social and political matters, as well as a book of literary history.
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22 June 1813 AS was born in Liverpool, the youngest in a family of three daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
1851 AS published her blank-verse renderings into English of Goethe's Faust (the first part), together with Egmont, and two plays by him reprinted from her first volume. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 November 1899 AS died at Tunbridge Wells in Kent, after a brief illness. Bibliographic Citation link.
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