Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer

Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer

by Richard Holmes

Hardcover(1st American ed)

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Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer by Richard Holmes

In this gripping book, Holmes takes us from France's Massif Central, where he followed the route taken by Robert Louis Stevenson and a sweet-natured donkey, to Mary Wollstonecraft's Revolutionary Paris, to the Italian villages where Percy Shelley tried to cast off the strictures of English morality and marriage. Footsteps is a wonderful exploration of the ties between biographers and their subjects, filled with passion and revelation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670323531
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/21/1985
Series: Elizabeth Sifton Bks.
Edition description: 1st American ed
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Holmes is the author of The Age of Wonder, which was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and the National Books Critics Circle Award, and was one of the New York Times Book Review's Best Books of the Year in 2009. Holmes's other books include This Long Pursuit, Footsteps, Sidetracks, Shelley: The Pursuit (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Coleridge: Early Visions (winner of the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year Award), Coleridge: Darker Reflections (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage (winner of the James Tait Black Prize). He was awarded the OBE in 1992. He lives in England.

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