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Sinopsis: 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, driven from England, Shelley led a life marked from its beginning to its early end by a violent rejection of society; he embraced rebellion and disgrace without thought of the cost to himself or to others. Here we have the real Shelley—radical agitator, atheist, apostle of free love, but above all a brilliant and uncompromising poetic innovator, whose life and work have proved an essential inspiration to poets as varied as W.B. Yeats and Allen Ginsberg.
About the Author: Richard Holmes is the author of The Age of Wonder, which won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was one of the ten New York Times' Best Books of the Year in 2009. His balloon book, Falling Upwards, was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by seven newspapers in 2013. His other biographies include Shelley: The Pursuit (winner of the 1974 Somerset Maugham Prize), Coleridge: Early Visions (winner of the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year Award), Coleridge: Darker Reflections (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Duff Cooper Prize), and Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage (winner of the 1993 James Tait Black Prize). This Long Pursuit completes the autobiographical trilogy begun in Footsteps (1985) and Sidetracks (2000). Holmes was awarded the OBE in 1992, and was elected an Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, in 2010. He is the 2018 winner of the BIO Award presented by the Biographers International Organization for sustained achievement in biography. He lives in London and Norwich with the novelist Rose Tremain.
Título: Shelley: The Pursuit
Editorial: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Año de publicación: 1974
Condición del libro: Good
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson July 1974, 1974. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used - Good. Personal inscription. Dust jacket faded. Binding tight. Otherwise a nice copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 207659
Descripción Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1974. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good Plus. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Poor. First Edition. Boards faded along top edge and on ends of spine, backstrip pulled away at head of spine, heel of spine dampstained, brown smudges on bottom edge, else very good plus. Pages clean and binding firm. DJ price-clipped, large pieces missing from ends of spine, overall - poor. Protected in mylar. Note: heavy book - 829 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 003512
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR002491238