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This Long Pursuit

Dimensions: L: 12.9cm x W: 2.4cm x H: 19.8cm

Product Code: 9780008168728

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`A masterly performance by the greatest literary biographer of his generation' Oldie In this kaleidoscope of stories spanning art, science and poetry, award-winning writer Richard Holmes travels across three centuries, through much of Europe and into the lively company of many earlier biographers. Central to this pursuit is a powerful evocation of the lives of women both scientific and literary, some well-known and others almost lost: Margaret Cavendish, Mary Somerville, Germaine de Stael, Mary Wollstonecraft and Zelide. He investigates the love-stunned John Keats, the waterlogged Percy Bysshe Shelley, the chocolate-box painter Thomas Lawrence, the opium-soaked genius Coleridge, and the mad-visionary bard William Blake. The diversity of Holmes's material is testimony to his empathy, erudition and at times his mischievous streak. This is his most personal and seductive writing yet.

Book Title This Long Pursuit
ISBN 9780008168728
By Author(s) Richard Holme
Publisher William Collins
Pages 368
Format Paperback
Dimensions 12.9cm x 2.4cm x 19.8cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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