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This long pursuit : reflections of a romantic biographer, Richard Holmes

Label
This long pursuit : reflections of a romantic biographer
Title
This long pursuit
Title remainder
reflections of a romantic biographer
Statement of responsibility
Richard Holmes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this chronicle of his lifelong obsession with discovering, assembling, and re-creating the lives of writers and scientists, Richard Holmes here casts a new eye not only on the Romantic poets and lost women of Romantic science he has long studied, including Margaret Cavendish and Mary Somerville, but on their biographers, as well. He examines the evolution of the myths that have overshadowed certain lives (Percy Shelley's death at sea, Mary Wollstonecraft's paramours, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's opium-fueled lectures), and reveals how the manner in which each generation tells the stories of the lives that came before it shapes and is shaped by a contemporary understanding of human nature. These colorful portraits are deftly woven together with Holmess own experience as a biographer, giving us the rare privilege of observing a master at work. An altogether spellbinding examination of the nature of biographical knowledge, brimming with the infectious curiosity that has characterized all of Holmes's acclaimed books
Summary
In this chronicle of his lifelong obsession with discovering, assembling, and re-creating the lives of writers and scientists, Richard Holmes here casts a new eye not only on the Romantic poets and lost women of Romantic science he has long studied, including Margaret Cavendish and Mary Somerville, but on their biographers, as well. He examines the evolution of the myths that have overshadowed certain lives (Percy Shelley’s death at sea, Mary Wollstonecraft’s paramours, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s opium-fueled lectures), and reveals how the manner in which each generation tells the stories of the lives that came before it shapes and is shaped by a contemporary understanding of human nature
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554785
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Richard
Dewey number
809/.93592
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6058.O455
LC item number
Z465 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holmes, Richard
  • Authors, English
  • Authors
  • Biographers
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Romanticism
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
reflections of a romantic biographer
Label
This long pursuit : reflections of a romantic biographer, Richard Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Confessions -- Travelling -- Experimenting -- Teaching -- Forgetting -- Ballooning -- Part II. Restorations -- Margaret Cavendish -- Zélide -- Madame de Staël -- Mary Wollstonecraft -- Mary Somerville -- Part III. Afterlives -- John Keats the well-beloved -- Shelley undrowned -- Thomas Lawrence revarnished -- Coleridge misremembered -- William Blake rediscovered
Control code
ocn963230667
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780307379689
Lccn
2016040528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)963230667
Label
This long pursuit : reflections of a romantic biographer, Richard Holmes
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Confessions -- Travelling -- Experimenting -- Teaching -- Forgetting -- Ballooning -- Part II. Restorations -- Margaret Cavendish -- Zélide -- Madame de Staël -- Mary Wollstonecraft -- Mary Somerville -- Part III. Afterlives -- John Keats the well-beloved -- Shelley undrowned -- Thomas Lawrence revarnished -- Coleridge misremembered -- William Blake rediscovered
Control code
ocn963230667
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780307379689
Lccn
2016040528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)963230667

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