The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

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'Exuberant...Holmes suffuses his book with the joy, hope and wonder of the revolutionary era. Reading it is like a holiday in a sunny landscape, full of fascinating bypaths that lead to unexpected vistas...it succeeds inspiringly" John Carey, Sunday Times '"The Age of Wonder" gives us...a new model for scientific exploration and poetic expression in the Romantic period. Informative and invigorating, generous and beguiling, it is, indeed, wonderful' Jenny Uglow, Guardian 'This is a book to linger over, to savour the tantalising details of the minor figures..."The Age of Wonder" allows readers to recapture the combined thrill of emerging scientific order and imaginative creativity' Lisa Jardine, Financial Times 'If ever there was an argument for a biographical analysis of complex scientific and technological history, this is it...well paced and rich in detail...Heartbreaking accounts of hope and fears, ambitions and disappointments dance along the pages. Even the choice of pictures gives us new insights into old favourites...There is no dry page in this visceral, spirited and sexy account' The Times 'Richard Holmes's stellar collective biography...gives a gripping account of the scientific research that inspired a sense of wonder in poets and experimenters alike...fascinating...this beautifully crafted book deserves all the praise it will undoubtedly attract. Well-researched and vividly written The Age of Wonder will fascinate scientists and poets alike' Literary Review 'Holmes triumphantly shows the Romantic age was one of symbiosis rather than opposition...no biographer is better than Holmes at evoking the thrill of the chase...elegant ...fascinating...entrancing' Sunday Telegraph 'Exhilarating...instructive and delightful...finely observed...generous and hugely enjoyable' Daily Telegraph 'Romanticism and Science are justly reunited in Richard Holmes's new book...a revelation...thrilling' Independent "Vividly conveys the compelling fusion of art and science in the 18th century!his is a book to linger over, to savour the tantalising details of the minor figures!'The Age of Wonder' allows readers to recapture the combined thrill of emerging scientific order and imaginative creativity" Financial Times 'wonderfully engaging!Holmes brilliantly illuminates the human and subjective aspects of science-making' Scotsman "The Age of Wonder gives us!a new model for scientific exploration and poetic expression in the Romantic period. Informative and invigorating, generous and beguiling, it is, indeed, wonderful" Guardian "delicious...exuberant and thought-provoking" New Statesman Praise for Coleridge: Early Visions 'One of the greatest literary biographies ever written.' Daily Telegraph 'Dazzling. A biography like few I have ever read.' James Wood, Guardian Praise for Coleridge: Darker Reflections 'One of the greatest biographies of the century. Pure joy to read, it is a shimmering portrait of the mature artist veering between brilliance and despair' Financial Times 'This - and I can't remember ever thinking this before so strongly - is a biography to grow old with' Independent Praise for Shelley: The Pursuit 'If the art of biography was ever damned, Shelley: The Pursuit redeemed it.' New York Times Praise for Dr Johnson and Mr Savage 'As tense as a detective story and as rich as a Hogarth print, this is the work of a master-biographer.' John Carey, Sunday Times Praise for Footsteps 'This exhilarating book, part biography, part autobiography, shows the biographer as sleuth and huntsman, tracking his subjects through space and time.' Hilary Spurling, Observer 'Nothing is simple in this intricate, complicated and fascinating book, which is like a set of Russian dolls, biography containing travel-writing containing autobiography containing and so on! Holmes is indeed a biographer and a romantic in every sense.' Richard Boston, Guardian Praise for Sidetracks 'A masterful study of the human heart - his, yours, mine - demonstrating that, in the right hands, biography can be the most dazzling literary form of all.' Sara Wheeler, Daily Telegraph

Críticas:

'Exuberant… Holmes suffuses his book with the joy, hope and wonder of the revolutionary era. Reading it is like a holiday in a sunny landscape, full of fascinating bypaths that lead to unexpected vistas… it succeeds inspiringly'’ John Carey, Sunday Times

‘I am a Richard Holmes addict. He is an incomparable biographer, but in The Age of Wonder, he rises to new heights and becomes the biographer not of a single figure, but of an entire unique period, when artist and scientist could share common aims and ambitions and a common language … Only Holmes, who is so deeply versed in the people and culture of eighteenth-century science, could tell their story with such verve and resonance for our own time.’ Oliver Sacks

'"The Age of Wonder" gives us… a new model for scientific exploration and poetic expression in the Romantic period. Informative and invigorating, generous and beguiling, it is, indeed, wonderful' Jenny Uglow, Guardian

'This is a book to linger over, to savour the tantalising details of the minor figures… "The Age of Wonder" allows readers to recapture the combined thrill of emerging scientific order and imaginative creativity’ Lisa Jardine, Financial Times

'If ever there was an argument for a biographical analysis of complex scientific and technological history, this is it…well paced and rich in detail… Heartbreaking accounts of hope and fears, ambitions and disappointments dance along the pages. Even the choice of pictures gives us new insights into old favourites…There is no dry page in this visceral, spirited and sexy account' The Times

'Richard Holmes's stellar collective biography… gives a gripping account of the scientific research that inspired a sense of wonder in poets and experimenters alike… fascinating… this beautifully crafted book deserves all the praise it will undoubtedly attract. Well-researched and vividly written The Age of Wonder will fascinate scientists and poets alike’ Literary Review

'Holmes triumphantly shows the Romantic age was one of symbiosis rather than opposition…no biographer is better than Holmes at evoking the thrill of the chase….elegant ….fascinating…entrancing' Sunday Telegraph

'Exhilarating…instructive and delightful…finely observed…generous and hugely enjoyable' Daily Telegraph

'Romanticism and Science are justly reunited in Richard Holmes's new book….a revelation….thrilling' Independent

"Vividly conveys the compelling fusion of art and science in the 18th century…his is a book to linger over, to savour the tantalising details of the minor figures…’The Age of Wonder' allows readers to recapture the combined thrill of emerging scientific order and imaginative creativity" Financial Times

'wonderfully engaging…Holmes brilliantly illuminates the human and subjective aspects of science-making' Scotsman

“The Age of Wonder gives us…a new model for scientific exploration and poetic expression in the Romantic period. Informative and invigorating, generous and beguiling, it is, indeed, wonderful” Guardian

"delicious…exuberant and thought-provoking" New Statesman

Praise for Coleridge: Early Visions

'One of the greatest literary biographies ever written.' Daily Telegraph

'Dazzling. A biography like few I have ever read.' James Wood, Guardian

Guardian, Books of the Year

"Richard Holmes - gifted both as a writer of living, luminous prose and as a tireless researcher - braids Herschel's story together with a dozen others to create the most joyful, exciting book of the year" Non-Fiction No 1 Best Book of 2009, Time Magazine

Guardian Books of the Decade 2008

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Editorial: Pantheon, 2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007149522 ISBN 13: 9780007149520
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