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James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat.
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A Fable for Critics

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He gained notoriety in 1848 with the publication of A Fable for Critics, a book-length poem satirizing contemporary critics and poets.
A Fable for Critics is a book-length poem by American writer James Russell Lowell, first published anonymously in 1848.

Maria White Lowell

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He published his first collection of poetry in 1841 and married Maria White in 1844.
Her poems were privately printed by her husband, James Russell Lowell, the poet, two years after her death.

The Atlantic

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That year, Lowell also became editor of The Atlantic Monthly.
James Russell Lowell was its first editor.

Fireside Poets

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He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets that rivaled the popularity of British poets.
The group is typically thought to include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., who were the first American poets whose popularity rivaled that of British poets, both at home and abroad.

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He was the youngest of six children; his siblings were Charles, Rebecca, Mary, William, and Robert.
She was a sister of James Russell Lowell, and their father, the Rev. Charles Russell Lowell Sr., was pastor of a Unitarian church from 1806 until he died in 1861.

American poetry

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He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets that rivaled the popularity of British poets.
However, the first internationally acclaimed poet was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) who nearly surpassed Alfred, Lord Tennyson in international popularity, and, alongside William Cullen Bryant, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., formed the Fireside Poets (also known as the Schoolroom or Household Poets).

Literature of New England

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He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets that rivaled the popularity of British poets.
Poets James Russell Lowell, Amy Lowell, and Robert Lowell, a Confessionalist poet and teacher of Sylvia Plath, were all New England natives.

Richard Henry Dana Jr.

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He attended school under Sophia Dana, who later married George Ripley; he later studied at a school run by a particularly harsh disciplinarian, where one of his classmates was Richard Henry Dana Jr.
His father was the poet and critic Richard Henry Dana Sr. As a boy, Dana studied in Cambridgeport under a strict schoolmaster named Samuel Barrett, alongside fellow Cambridge native and future writer James Russell Lowell.

The Tell-Tale Heart

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The first issue of the journal included the first appearance of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe.
The story was first published in James Russell Lowell's The Pioneer in January 1843.

Elmwood (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

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By the time that James Russell Lowell was born, the family owned a large estate in Cambridge called Elmwood.
It is known for several prominent former residents, including: Thomas Oliver (1734–1815), royal Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts; Elbridge Gerry (1744–1814), signer of the US Declaration of Independence, Vice President of the United States and eponym of the term "gerrymandering"; and James Russell Lowell (1819–1891), noted American writer, poet, and foreign diplomat.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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By the time that James Russell Lowell was born, the family owned a large estate in Cambridge called Elmwood.
The Fireside Poets—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, and Oliver Wendell Holmes—were highly popular and influential in their day.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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Lowell had high hopes for his performance but was overshadowed by the other notables presenting works that day, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Surrounded by Boston's literary elite—which included friends such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell—Holmes made an indelible imprint on the literary world of the 19th century.

Charles Russell Lowell

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Lowell lost three nephews during the war, including Charles Russell Lowell Jr., who became a Brigadier General and fell at the Battle of Cedar Creek.
His mother, Anna Cabot Jackson, a daughter of Patrick Tracy Jackson, married Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., brother of Robert Traill Spence Lowell and James Russell Lowell.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Lowell had high hopes for his performance but was overshadowed by the other notables presenting works that day, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendell Holmes. During his stay in Concord, he became friends with Ralph Waldo Emerson and got to know the other Transcendentalists.
James Russell Lowell, who was a student at Harvard at the time, called it "an event without former parallel on our literary annals".

William Dean Howells

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Lowell was one of the main members of the so-called "Dante Club", along with William Dean Howells, Charles Eliot Norton and other occasional guests.
In 1860, he visited Boston and met with writers James Thomas Fields, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Charles Frederick Briggs

Lowell offered his New York friend Charles Frederick Briggs all the profits from the book's success (which proved relatively small), despite his own financial needs.
One of his contributors was his friend James Russell Lowell, though Briggs disapproved of Lowell's "hot and excited" abolitionism.

Boston

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His parents were the Reverend Charles Russell Lowell Sr. (1782–1861), a minister at a Unitarian church in Boston who had previously studied theology at Edinburgh, and Harriett Brackett Spence Lowell.
In the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, James Russell Lowell, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in Boston.

North American Review

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His prose, however, was more abundantly presented in the pages of the North American Review during the years 1862–1872.
Between 1862 and 1872, its co-editors were James Russell Lowell and Charles Eliot Norton.

Ticknor and Fields

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Shortly thereafter, in May, he left The Atlantic Monthly when James Thomas Fields took over as editor; the magazine had been purchased by Ticknor and Fields for $10,000 two years before.
These were prosperous years for the firm, and they compiled an impressive list of authors, Horatio Alger, Lydia Maria Child, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alfred Tennyson, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, and John Greenleaf Whittier.

Virginia Woolf

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Lowell also befriended Leslie Stephen many years earlier and became the godfather to his daughter, future writer Virginia Woolf.
Henry James, George Henry Lewes, Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, Edward Burne-Jones and Virginia's honorary godfather, James Russell Lowell, were among the visitors to the house.

Lowell family

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He was a member of the eighth generation of the Lowell family, the descendants of Percival Lowle who settled in Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1639.

Charles Eliot Norton

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For the Review, he served as a coeditor along with Charles Eliot Norton.
From 1864 to 1868, he edited the highly influential magazine North American Review, in association with James Russell Lowell.

Thomas Carlyle

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His Class Day poem satirized the social movements of the day; abolitionists, Thomas Carlyle, Emerson, and the Transcendentalists were treated.
James Russell Lowell pointed out some faults, but wrote: "The figures of most historians seem like dolls stuffed with bran, whose whole substance runs out through any hole that criticism may tear in them; but Carlyle's are so real in comparison, that, if you prick them, they bleed."

Robert Lowell

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The Lowells were a Boston Brahmin family that included poets Amy Lowell and James Russell Lowell; clergymen Charles Russell Lowell Sr. and Robert Traill Spence Lowell; Civil War general and war hero Charles Russell Lowell III (about whom Lowell wrote his poem "Charles Russell Lowell: 1835-1864"); and the Federal Judge John Lowell.

Lowell High School (San Francisco)

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These include Lowell High School in San Francisco and the James Russell Lowell School in Philadelphia, and the town of Lowell, Nebraska, which includes Lowell Township, among others,
In 1894, the school was renamed to honor the distinguished poet James Russell Lowell, chiefly by Pelham W. Ames, a member of the school board and ardent admirer of James Russell Lowell.