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Synopsis:

With deft, picturesque prose, Aubrey presents biographical sketches for an intriguing and colorful parade of statesmen, poets, philosophers, and scientists, including Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, John Milton, Thomas Hobbes, and Rene Descartes, as well as a host of lesser known but equally fascinating figures. This anecdotal, gossipy collection brings to life the tumultuous world of Elizabethan and Stuart England and its revolutions in politics, science and morality. At the same time, Aubrey revels in the sheer variety of human nature and in the detailed, intimate, and sometimes scandalous aspects of his subjects' lives. An antiquarian, Aubrey began his collection as source material for his friend Anthony Wood's histories of Oxford University. In this new edition, more faithful to the original text than previous versions, Brief lives emerges as a revolution in the art of English biography, a mixture of entertainment and erudition, and a lively portrait of an age.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140435894
Foreword:
Hunter, Michael
Editor:
Buchanan-Brown, John
Author:
Aubrey, John
Author:
Dick, Oliver Lawson
Author:
Hunter, Michael
Author:
Buchanan-Brown, John
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mathematicians
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
116
Publication Date:
20001101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.4 lb

Related Subjects

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

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Product details 528 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140435894 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With deft, picturesque prose, Aubrey presents biographical sketches for an intriguing and colorful parade of statesmen, poets, philosophers, and scientists, including Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, John Milton, Thomas Hobbes, and Rene Descartes, as well as a host of lesser known but equally fascinating figures. This anecdotal, gossipy collection brings to life the tumultuous world of Elizabethan and Stuart England and its revolutions in politics, science and morality. At the same time, Aubrey revels in the sheer variety of human nature and in the detailed, intimate, and sometimes scandalous aspects of his subjects' lives. An antiquarian, Aubrey began his collection as source material for his friend Anthony Wood's histories of Oxford University. In this new edition, more faithful to the original text than previous versions, Brief lives emerges as a revolution in the art of English biography, a mixture of entertainment and erudition, and a lively portrait of an age.
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