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Sinopsis: A fantastic reissue of Richard Holmes' epic biography of this most enigmatic and intriguing of the Romantic poets. This is simply one of the greatest biographical achievements of recent years. Shelley, the most neglected of all the great Romantic poets, was born in Sussex in 1792 and died in Tuscany in 1822, a brief life packed with love affairs, alarums and excursions. Holmes's book offers a serious and critical reappraisal of Shelley as a man and a writer; all his prose and poetry is carefully re-examined, his sense of spiritual and geographical isolation brilliantly described and a detailed portrait of his macabre imaginative life slowly assembled. Shelley's intense friendships with some of the most remarkable figures of his age fill Holmes's pages with a vivid parorama of revolutionary idealism and recklessness. To this is added the private story of Shelley's tortuous romantic liaisons, complications which affected both the peculiar tenor of his daily life and the remotest conceptions of his poetry. This is a stunning, entrancing biography of a fascinating subject, and a timely reissue of an absolutely seminal work.
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, 25.07.1974., 1974. Estado de conservación: Gut. 868 Seiten mit Abbildungen Kleinere Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben, innen sauber und ordentlich N16 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1292 23,4 x 16,8 x 4,8 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Nº de ref. de la librería 280404
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