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Historical Biography

Biographies of pre-20th century characters like Nelson, Napoleon to Buddha or Ghengis Khan.

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SHAKESPEARE AND HIS TRAGIC LIFE: A Biography
FRANK HARRIS    Book Number: 56215
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First published in 1909 as 'The Man Shakespeare and his Tragic Life Story' this is a lively biography of England's and arguably the world's greatest playwright and poet by an ardent admirer. A pro...
THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE
ELIZABETH GASKELL    Book Number: 56221
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In devoting two years of her own life to 'The Life of Charlotte Brontë', Elizabeth Gaskell wrote what with good reason has been held up as ‘the first successful biography of a woman by a woman’. Ch...
GEORGE ELIOT
MATHILDE BLIND    Book Number: 56224
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This is the first full-length biography of George Eliot, published just three years after her death, by a freethinking German-Jewish émigré and proto-feminist: the first to tackle the Lewes relatio...

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MOHAMMED
WASHINGTON IRVING    Book Number: 56597
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According to Mohammed, the one true religion was revealed to five great prophets before him - Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. But each time their message was ignored and people chose to worsh...
GOLDEN TREASURES OF TROY: The Dream of Heinrich Schliemann
HERVÉ DUCHÊNE    Book Number: 74403
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Such marvels as the Mask of Agamemnon and the dazzling treasure of Priam were unearthed, not by your ordinary common or garden archaeologist, but by a German national called Heinrich Schliemann. H...

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BEETHOVEN CONFIDENTIAL and BRAHMS GETS LAID
KEN RUSSELL    Book Number: 74688
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A companion to Elgar and Delius code 74689, Ken Russell long ago blew apart the notion that classical composers were as solemn in their private lives as in their music. These new novel-biographies...
ELGAR: The Erotic Variations and DELIUS: A Moment with Venus
KEN RUSSELL    Book Number: 74689
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Filmmaker Ken Russell made a celebrated BBC Monitor television film on Elgar, the Worcestershire composer. Here is his portrayal as a devoted husband whose career hinges largely on the support of ...
ROMANTIC POETS AND THEIR CIRCLE:
RICHARD HOLMES    Book Number: 74692
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In an assessment of an extraordinary generation of poets and the impact of their work on contemporary culture and society, Richard Holmes' engaging text explores the portraits and the lives of 28 w...

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CLEOPATRA: The Last Pharaoh
PRUDENCE JONES    Book Number: 74945
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We owe much of our knowledge of Cleopatra to her enemy Octavian, the man who had become Rome's first Emperor Augustus. Cleopatra VII (69-30BC) was the last monarch of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egyp...
GRAVEN WITH DIAMONDS: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt
NICOLA SHULMAN    Book Number: 74960
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For Henry VIII, poetry made things happen. It affected his wars, his diplomacy and his many marriages. It was at the root of his fatal attraction to Anne Boleyn, a source of her power and a means...

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