Bliss Perry was born on November 25, 1860, in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, the son of Arthur Latham Perry and Mary Brown Smedley.
He was an American literary critic, writer, editor, and teacher. He taught at Williams College, Princeton University, Harvard University, and the University of Paris.
He was awarded the Legion of Honour by the French.
He edited the works of Edmund Burke, Sir Walter Scott, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. In addition, from 1905 until 1909, he was general editor of the Cambridge edition of the major American poets.
He was the brother of Dr. Lewis Perry, headmaster of Phillips Exeter Academy from 1914 to 1946.
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