John Aubrey, My Own Life

John Aubrey, My Own Life

by Ruth Scurr

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ISBN-13: 9781681370439
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Ruth Scurr is a historian, writer, and literary critic. Her first book, Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution, won the Franco-British Society Literary Prize, was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize, short-listed for the Duff Cooper Prize, and chosen as one of the One Hundred Best Books of the Decade in The Times (London). She reviews regularly for The Times Literary Supplement, The Telegraph, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and teaches history and politics at Cambridge University where she is a Lecturer and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College.

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae ix

List of Illustrations xxiii

England's Collector 1

Part I Wiltshire 17

Part II Oxford 39

Part III War 59

Part IV Learning 81

Part V Restoration 123

Part VI Stone, Water, Fire 149

Part VII Work 191

Part VIII Surrey 215

Part IX Penury 233

Part X The Popish Plot 267

Part XI Brief Lives 291

Part XII More Lives and Deaths 313

Part XIII Manuscripts 335

Part XIV Transcriptions 361

Part XV Crepusculum 399

Aubrey's Afterlife 425

Acknowledgements 433

Endnotes 435

Bibliography 475

Index 489

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