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by Richard Holmes

  • Author: Richard Holmes
  • ISBN: 0140158804
  • ISBN13: 978-0140158809
  • ePub: 1499 kb | FB2: 1281 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Poetry
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (October 6, 1987)
  • Pages: 864
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Shelley: The Pursuit ePub download

RICHARD HOLMES was born in London in 1945 and educated at Churchill College, Cambridge. Shelley: The Pursuit, his first book, appeared in 1974. It won the Somerset Maugham Award and was described by Stephen Spender as surely the best biography of Shelley ever written.

RICHARD HOLMES was born in London in 1945 and educated at Churchill College, Cambridge. an extraordinary achievement

Richard Gordon Heath Holmes, OBE, FRSL, FBA (born 5 November 1945) is a British author and academic best known for his biographical studies of major figures of British and French Romanticism.

Richard Gordon Heath Holmes, OBE, FRSL, FBA (born 5 November 1945) is a British author and academic best known for his biographical studies of major figures of British and French Romanticism. Richard Gordon Heath Holmes was born on 5 November 1945, in London. He was educated at Downside School, Somerset, and Churchill College, Cambridge. He is a fellow of The Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the British Academy.

Shelley’s great-grandfather, Timothy Shelley, the third of five sons, was forced to emigrate to America to make his living in the reign of George I. There it appears that he became a merchant, married a New York miller’s widow, lost. There it appears that he became a merchant, married a New York miller’s widow, lost his money and turned into a quack doctor. 23 During this period Bysshe Shelley, the second son and Shelley’s. He spent much of his time in building a new ancestral home in the shape of Castle Goring by the sea in Sussex, but at the end of his life he preferred to live in his small cottage near the Horsham tavern, a crotchety eccentric feared by his children both legitimate and otherwise. 12,816 in loose banknotes was found dispersed among.

Shelley: The Pursuit is the book with which Richard Holmes-the finest literary biographer of our day-made his name. Dispensing with the long-established Victorian picture of Shelley as a blandly ethereal character, Holmes projects a startling image of "a darker and more earthly, crueler and more capable figure. Expelled from college, disowned by his aristocratic father, Shelley: The Pursuit is the book with which Richard Holmes-the finest literary biographer of our day-made his name.

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Richard Holmes t Lawless’s. His old friend Hogg, and the lights of the metropolis, suddenly looked infinitely attractive. Leaving Eliza with Dan to follow at a more normal pace, Shelley and Harriet seized a chaise and horses and set out on the evening of the 28th. Without Eliza’s matronly presence it was quite like a second elopement.

His first book, 'Shelley: The Pursuit', won the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1974.

His is a Fellow of the British Academy, has honorary doctorates from UEA and the Tavistock Institute, and was awarded an OBE in 1992. His first book, 'Shelley: The Pursuit', won the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1974. Coleridge: Early Visions' won the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year, and 'Dr Johnson & Mr Savage' won the James Tait Black Prize

Shelley : the pursuit. by. Holmes, Richard, 1945-. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Shelley : the pursuit. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books. The whole generation and family from Mary Wollstonecraft onwards makes a dynastic epic, and a good history of the social politics of a radical generation living through the Restoration.

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Vertokini
Holmes quotes extensively from the surviving letters and journals of Shelley's family and friends, drawing a portrait of Shelley as his contemporaries viewed him. I especially appreciated the lengthy quotes from Shelley's poetry and the commentary on both his prose and his poems, because it spared me from the trouble of reading it all for myself, as I am more fascinated by Shelley the man, a proto-Marxist and proto-hippie who got himself entangled in endless financial and emotional problems. I liked Holmes' even-handed approach; when Shelley is dishonest, self-serving and selfish, he says so, but he also gives him credit where credit is due. His descriptions of Europe and especially Italy helped conjure up the world that the Shelleys lived in, as well as his explanations of the politics and social milieu of England at that time, for example, government censorship of the press and the reasons why Shelley was a social pariah in his lifetime.
Ttexav
...a quarter century after the first. Shelley is the brilliant radical and determined moralist who produced some of the most haunting poems of the age of revolutions. Of course, great accomplishments and great harm go together with such characters. His excessive ideas of freedom, as is common, led to irresponsibility, abandonment, and erratic behavior at a suicidal level. This is the definitive biography of an indispensable poet.
Burking
"Shelley: The Pursuit" by Richard Holmes is one of the best biographies I have ever come across. While often overly critical of Shelly--and often for good reason--Holmes recaptures the poet's personality and offers insight into his works. Holmes is often at his best with some of the more minor poems, offering new insight for readers familiar with Shelley's poems. Some of the best parts of this book involve Shelley's circle. Holmes offers a fresh take on how Byron, Leigh Hunt, Keats and many others influenced and were shaped in term by Shelley. Often shattering myths about Shelley's personal life, Holmes offers excellent portraits of the women in Shelley's life--and this reader gained new appreciation of both Mary Shelley and, especially, Claire Clairmont. There are problems to be sure such as the photos are simply not up to par with the rest of the book. But these are minor quibbles. This is a great biography from one of the best writers in the genre. Highly recommended.
Arthunter
AMAZING biography. This book brings to light the true nature of Percy Shelley. As someone who loves the poet deeply, it was refreshing to come across an author who didn't downplay his conflicting characteristics or his mental instability. The author was sure to use people who actually knew Shelley as sources, and made it known when something was heavily debated. He often gave both sides of an issue. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys learning about Percy Shelley. The only downside is this book is a commitment, as it is very long.
Androwyn
The great Shelley- artfully captured by a great biographer.
Faugami
Shelly:The Pursuit. By Richard Holmes
Although I appreciate the incredible details of this book, I could not get past the first hundred pages. Clearly Mr. Holmes "knows" his subject in that he has done exhaustive research. But it seems that he really dislikes Shelley, so I was puzzled as to why he would even bother to spend so much of his life with him. I tired of Mr. Holmes constantly driving the point home that Shelley was crazy and spoiled. He was also one of the most amazing characters to come out of the 19th century, a visionary, a political activist who sacrificed all creature comforts to pursue his egalitarian ideals and, of course, he was one of the most gifted poets I've ever read. None of this comes across in this book. Mr. Holmes seems determined, over and over again, to portray Shelley as nothing more than a spoied brat. His very real convictions come across has tantrums. Mr. Holmes will typically throw out phrases like "this is one of Shelley's typically overblown poems", without stopping to anaylize what he means. A very disapppointing, one-sided view of a great man.
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