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Richard Holmes knew he had become a true biographer the day his bank bounced a check that he had inadvertently dated 1772. Because for the acclaimed chronicler of Shelly and Coleridge, biography is a physical pursuit, an ardent and arduous retracing of footsteps that may have vanished centuries before. 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 Shelly tried to cast off the structures 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:
9780679770046
Author:
Holmes, Richard
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Romanticism
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Literary landmarks
Subject:
Biography as a literary form
Subject:
History
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PAGES OF BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.56x5.54x.73 in. .84 lbs.

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