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Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

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by Robert Southey
     
 

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Robert Southey, English poet laureate and contemporary of Lord Admiral Nelson, vividly captured the essence of Nelson's personality and the spirit of his times. First published by Constable in 1916, this elegant volume is widely regarded as the finest biography ever written of Britain's greatest naval hero.

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Robert Southey, English poet laureate and contemporary of Lord Admiral Nelson, vividly captured the essence of Nelson's personality and the spirit of his times. First published by Constable in 1916, this elegant volume is widely regarded as the finest biography ever written of Britain's greatest naval hero.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406830033
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,066,400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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Robert Southey ; 12 August 1774 - 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame has been long eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse still enjoys some popularity.

Moreover, Southey was a prolific letter writer, literary scholar, essay writer, historian and biographer. His biographies include the life and works of John Bunyan, John Wesley, William Cowper, Oliver Cromwell and Horatio Nelson. The last has rarely been out of print since its publication in 1813 and was adapted for the screen in the 1926 British film, Nelson. He was also a renowned Portuguese and Spanish scholar, translating a number of works of those two countries into English and writing both a History of Brazil (part of his planned History of Portugal which was never completed) and a History of the Peninsular War. Perhaps his most enduring contribution to literary history is the children's classic, The Story of the Three Bears, the original Goldilocks story, which first saw print in Southey's prose collection, The Doctor.

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