Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold

English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools

Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the celebrated headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues. He was also an inspector of schools for thirty-five years, and supported the concept of state-regulated secondary education.

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The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot references Matthew Arnold on 5/27/2019, 12:11:37 PM

After God references Matthew Arnold on 5/27/2019, 1:48:14 PM

The Arnoldian sense of literature as the modern substitute for religion was increasingly realized not, as the classicist Arnold had thought, as a source of transmitted wisdom, "the best that is known and thought in the world," but rather as the active means of questioning and discovering fundamental values, truths, and understandings for which there was no alternative grounding. 28 references Matthew Arnold on 5/27/2019, 3:28:52 PM

Culture and Anarchy authored-by Matthew Arnold on 5/28/2019, 12:16:18 PM