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Lives of Eminent Men: Literary Lives by John Aubrey

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A selection from John Aubrey's "Brief Lives", this work includes the biographical sketches of literary and notable figures of his day.


'Mr William Shakespeare was born at Stratford upon Avon in the county of Warwick. His father was a butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbours, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he killed a calf he would do it in a high style, and make a speech.' Gentleman scholar John Aubrey spent his life collecting anecdotes, gossip and biographical detail about his contemporaries. These biographical sketches are the result - a colourful evocation of poets and philosophers, including Francis Bacon, George Herbert, Thomas Hobbes, Philip Sidney and William Shakespeare. An unorthodox approach to the art of biography, full of lively and witty detail, they are a singular portrait of a tumultuous age.

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SKU GOR006462603
Title Lives of Eminent Men: Literary Lives
Author By (author) John Aubrey
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Hesperus Press Ltd
Year Published 2007
Page Number 123
ISBN 1843911612
ISBN13 9781843911616
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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