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Fred Kaplan (biographer)

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Fred Kaplan
The Bronx, New York City
ResidenceBoothbay, Maine
Alma materBrooklyn College (B.A.)
Columbia University (Ph.D.)

Fred Kaplan (born 1937) is distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.[1]


He was born in 1937 in The Bronx, New York City, and attended Lafayette High School and Brooklyn College[2]


He is the author of several biographies.[3] His book Thomas Carlyle was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award,[4] and the Pulitzer Prize.[5]

  • John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, HarperCollins, 2014, ISBN 9780061915413
  • Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer. HarperCollins. 2008. ISBN 9780060773342.
  • The Singular Mark Twain: A Biography. Doubleday. 2003. ISBN 9780385477154.
  • Gore Vidal: A Biography Doubleday, 1999, ISBN 9780385477031; Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012, ISBN 9781408840726
  • Henry James: The Imagination of Genius, A Biography. Morrow. 1992. ISBN 9780688090210.; Taylor & Francis US, 1999, ISBN 9780801862717
  • Dickens: A Biography, William Morrow & Company, 1988, ISBN 9780688043414[6]
  • Sacred tears: sentimentality in Victorian literature, Princeton University Press, 1987, ISBN 9780691067001
  • Thomas Carlyle: A Biography, Cornell University Press, 1983, ISBN 9780801415081; University of California Press, 1993, ISBN 9780520082007
  • Dickens and mesmerism: the hidden springs of fiction, Princeton University Press, 1975, ISBN 9780691062914
  • John Elliotson on Mesmerism, Da Capo Press, (New York), 1982. ISBN 9780306761676


  1. ^ "The Graduate Center, CUNY - Fred Kaplan". 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2012-12-06.
  2. ^ Tara George, "He's A Star At Queens College." New York Daily News Dec 12, 1996 [1]
  3. ^ Kaplan, Fred. "Results for 'au:Kaplan, Fred,'". Retrieved 2012-12-06.
  4. ^ "All Past National Book Critics Circle Award Winners and Finalists". National Book Critics Circle. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  5. ^ "biography or autobiography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  6. ^ A. D. Hutter. (1988-10-23). "Boz Abounding DICKENS: A BIOGRAPHY by Fred Kaplan". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-12-06. Kaplan's critical insights into Dickens' work always concentrate on the connections between the life and related fictional projections of the self. The result is a critical reading of Dickens' works at once original and unified, always subordinated to the primary enterprise of biography itself.

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