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Richard  Holmes

Richard Holmes

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“ Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. ” ― Rumi
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  • Selected Poetry

    ·4.08·328 Ratings
    Living in a revolutionary age, Coleridge's poetry was written in a spirit of moral and emotional inquiry into the absolutes of the human condition. He is best known for his visionary poetry ('Kubla Khan') and his ballads ('The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'
  • Shelley: The Pursuit

    ·4.41·252 Ratings
    Shelley: The Pursuit is the book with which Richard Holmes—the finest literary biographer of our day—made his name. Dispensing with the long-established Victorian picture of Shelley as a blandly ethereal character, Holmes projects a startling image of
  • Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer

    ·4.18·209 Ratings
    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 Shelley tried to
  • Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804

    ·4.45·249 Ratings
    Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes's seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain's greatest poets. Coleridge: Early Visions is the first part of Holmes's classic biograph
  • Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

    ·3.76·385 Ratings
    **Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)****Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013****The New Republic Best Books of 2013**In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation o
  • The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

    ·3.95·6,738 Ratings
    'The Age of Wonder' is Richard Holmes' first major work of biography for a decade. It has been inspired by the scientific ferment that swept through Britain at the end of the 18th century, and which Holmes now radically redefines as 'the revolution of Rom
  • My Fantoms

    ·4.06·199 Ratings
    Romantic provocateur, flamboyant bohemian, precocious novelist, perfect poet—not to mention an inexhaustible journalist, critic, and man-about-town—Théophile Gautier is one of the major figures, and great characters, of French literature. In My Fanto
  • Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage

    ·3.93·86 Ratings
    Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage recounts a story of a mysterious eighteenth-century friendship between Richard Savage - poet, playwright, and convicted murderer - and the young Samuel Johnson, an unknown provincial schoolmaster just arrived in London to seek
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