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  • William Hogarthby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    Hogarth's prints hang in our pubs and leap out from our history-books. He painted the great and good but also the common people. His art is comically exuberant, 'carried away by a passion for the ridiculous', as Hazlitt said. In this rich, immensely pleasurable biography Jenny Uglow, acclaimed author of Elizabeth Gaskell, uncovers the man, but also... more...

  • Elizabeth Gaskellby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    High-spirited, witty and passionate, Elizabeth Gaskell wrote some of the most enduring novels of the Victorian age, including Mary Barton , North and South and Wives and Daughters . In this widely acclaimed biography, Jenny Uglow shows her as an artist of unrecognized complexity, a shrewd observer of life and a compelling personality. more...

  • A Gambling Manby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 13.11

    From acclaimed biographer Jenny Uglow, a portrait of Charles II and the first decade of the Restoration: a time of glamour and gossip, charade and risk. more...

  • The Lunar Menby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Led by the larger-than-life Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham were a group of eighteenth-century amateur experimenters who met monthly on the Monday night nearest to the full moon. Echoing to the thud of pistons and the wheeze of snorting engines, Jenny Uglow's vivid and swarming group portrait brings to life the inventors, artisans... more...

  • Nature's Engraverby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A lavishly produced biography of the man whose wildlife illustrations shaped the way we view the natural world. more...

  • Nature's Engraverby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 30.99

    At the end of the eighteenth century, Britain, and much of the Western world, fell in love with nature. Thomas Bewick?s History of British Birds marked the moment, the first ?field guide? for ordinary people, illustrated with woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. But his work was far more than a mere guide, for in the vivid vignettes scattered... more...

  • A Gambling Manby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99

    The Restoration was a decade of experimentation: from the founding of the Royal Society for investigating the sciences to the startling role of credit and risk; from the shocking licentiousness of the court to failed attempts at religious tolerance. Negotiating all these, Charles II, the ?slippery sovereign,? laid odds and took chances, dissembling... more...

  • Words & Picturesby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A beautifully illustrated little book exploring the relationships between British writers and artists. more...

  • The Pineconeby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    In the village of Wreay, near Carlisle, stands the strangest and most magical church in Victorian England. This vivid, original book tells the story of its builder, Sarah Losh, strong-willed and passionate and unusual in every way. Born into an old Cumbrian family, heiress to an industrial fortune, Sarah combined a zest for progress with a love... more...

  • The Pineconeby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 28.99

    In the village of Wreay, near Carlisle, stands the strangest and most magical Victorian church in England. This vivid, original book tells the story of its builder, Sarah Losh, strong-willed, passionate, and unusual in every way. Sarah Losh is a lost Romantic genius?an antiquarian, an architect, and a visionary. Born into an old Cumbrian family,... more...