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Terry Eagleton

1943 - Today

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Terence Francis Eagleton (born 22 February 1943) is an English literary theorist, critic, and public intellectual. He is currently Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University. Eagleton has published over forty books, but remains best known for Literary Theory: An Introduction (1983), which has sold over 750,000 copies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Terry Eagleton has received more than 794,250 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Terry Eagleton is the 2,462nd most popular writer (down from 2,097th in 2019), the 1,879th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,618th in 2019) and the 214th most popular British Writer.

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  • 790k

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  • 53.51

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.66

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  • 3.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Terry Eagleton ranks 2,462 out of 5,755Before him are Immanuel Velikovsky, A. S. Byatt, Champfleury, Jovan Dučić, Tadeusz Różewicz, and Han Suyin. After him are Barbara von Krüdener, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ada Negri, Uri Orlev, John Barth, and Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

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Among people born in 1943, Terry Eagleton ranks 209Before him are Robert Gates, Hilton Valentine, Edward L. G. Bowell, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Charles Savarin, and Georgi Asparuhov. After him are Tim Hunt, John Zerzan, Sylvester McCoy, Tom Holland, Alan Wilson, and Michael Byrne.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Terry Eagleton ranks 1,879 out of 7,765Before him are Eileen Atkins (1934), John Fletcher (1579), David Knopfler (1952), Eleanor of Woodstock (1318), David Cox (1924), and A. S. Byatt (1936). After him are Tim Hunt (1943), Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1693), Leo G. Carroll (1886), Mark Hollis (1955), Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (1862), and George Robert Gray (1808).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Terry Eagleton ranks 214Before him are Jojo Moyes (1969), Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1310), Tom Sharpe (1928), John Cleland (1709), John Fletcher (1579), and A. S. Byatt (1936). After him are Renée Vivien (1877), Edward FitzGerald (1809), Philip Kerr (1956), E. Nesbit (1858), Edith Pargeter (1913), and William Congreve (1670).