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Edward Gibbon - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Edward Gibbon, historian, and author of The Decline and Fall of the American Empire; British Literature / English Literature and history
Edward Gibbon   (1737 - 1794)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  May 4, 1737
Putney (London), England
 
Died:  January 16, 1794
London, England
 
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Lord Byron, Thomas Hardy
 
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Edward Gibbon - LIFE STORIES
 
 
6/27/1787     The End of Gibbon's Decline and Fall
On this day in 1787 Edward Gibbon wrote the concluding lines of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The book had been almost fifteen years in the making and Gibbon took a moment to "commemorate the hour of my final deliverance" by a reflective stroll in his Lausanne garden -- as Thomas Hardy, Byron, and many other literary travelers would do there after him.
6/27/1878     Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall, Lausanne
The moment at which Edward Gibbon completed The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire -- just before midnight, June 27, 1787, in the small summer-house in his garden in Lausanne, Switzerland -- is described in detail in his memoirs The book had been almost 15 years in the making -- 6 volumes, 1.5 million words, 8000 footnotes -- and the author did not want to let "the hour of my final deliverance" go unmarked. . . .
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Memoirs of My Life
by Edward Gibbon, Betty Radice (Editor)
memoirs
 
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumes 1-3
history
 
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumes 4-6
history
 
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
by Edward Gibbon, David Womersley (Editor)
history
 
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Online Books Page
Find electronic texts including The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (volumes 1-6), Memoirs of My Life and Writings, and A View of the Art of Colonization.
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