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Brief Lives (Modern History)

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Publisher Comments:

John Aubrey's racy portraits of the great figures of 17th-century England stand alongside Pepys's diary as a vivid evocation of the period. Aubrey wasborn in 1626, the son of a Wiltshire squire; at the age of 26 he inherited a family estate encumbered with debt, and finally went bankrupt in the 1670s. From then on he led a sociable, rootless existence at the houses of friends - from Oxford and the Middle Temple -pursuing the antiquarian studieswhich had always obsessed him. At his death in 1697 he left a mass of notes and manuscripts, among them the material for Brief Lives. He nevermanaged to put even a single life into logical order; all we have are the raw materials, scribbled down -tumultuously as they occurredto my thoughts'. With this full, modern English edition, which reproduces Aubrey's words as closely as possible, Richard Barber introduces us to Aubrey and his world, tells how the Livescame into being and enables many new readers to enjoy this eccentric masterpiece.

Synopsis:

A full edition in modern spelling of Aubrey's racy portraits of great figures of 16th-17th-century England, from Sir Walter Raleigh to John Milton.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851152066
Editor:
Barber, Richard
Author:
Barber, Richard
Publisher:
Boydell Press
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
England
Subject:
Aubrey, john, 1626-1697
Subject:
Great Britain Biography.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Modern History
Series Volume:
6187
Publication Date:
July 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.52x5.37x1.04 in. .94 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Tudor to Stuart Period

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"Synopsis" by , A full edition in modern spelling of Aubrey's racy portraits of great figures of 16th-17th-century England, from Sir Walter Raleigh to John Milton.
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