- Name: William Lyon Phelps
- Born: 01/02/1865
- Died: 08/21/1943 (78 years old)
- Occupation: Professor of English Literature, author
- Known for: Yale University Lampson Professor of English Literature. Taught first American university course in the modern novel.
William Lyon Phelps (January 2, 1865 New Haven, Connecticut – August 21, 1943 New Haven, Connecticut) was an American author, critic and scholar. He taught the first American university course on the modern novel. He had a radio show, wrote a daily syndicated newspaper column, lectured frequently, and published numerous books and articles.
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut
Death Place: New Haven, Connecticut
William Lyon Phelps quotes :
I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.William Lyon Phelps
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.William Lyon Phelps
If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman it would be, I think, an American cow.William Lyon Phelps