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Sidetracks by Richard Holmes
Dec 04, 2001 | ISBN 9780679757719
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    Dec 04, 2001 | ISBN 9780679757719

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    Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307427748

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“Something like unanimous opinion now holds Richard Holmes to be our best living biographer.”–The Wall Street Journal

“No one explores biography’s metaphysical or for that matter technical aspects better than HolmesÉ. His books read like shouts of joy.”–New York Times Book Review

“These pieces undeniably confirm why Holmes has been setting new and challenging standards for how biographers approach their subjects, and they make for glorious reading indeed.”–Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Table Of Contents

I. A Romantic Premontion
Thomas Chatteron

II. Lost in France
Monsieur Nadar
Gautier in London
Poor Pierrot
Inside the Tower

III. Five Gothic Shadows
The Singular Affair of the Reverend Mr Barham
The Reverend Maturin and Mr Melmoth
M. R. James and Others
John Stuart Mill
Lord Lisle and the Tudor Nixon Tapes

IV. A Philosophical Love Story
The Feminist and the Philosopher: A Love Story

V. Shelley’s Ghost
Scrope’s Last Throw
To the Tempest Given

VI. Escapes to Paris
Scott and Zelda: One Last Trip
A Summer with the Novelist
Letters from Paris
Voltaire’s Grin

VII. Homage to the Godfather
Boswell’s Bicentenary
Boswell Among the Tulips
Dr. Johnson’s First Cat

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