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Literary

  • Robinson Jeffersby James Karman

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    The precipitous cliffs, rolling headlands, and rocky inlets of the California coast come alive in the poetry of John Robinson Jeffers, an icon of the environmental movement. In this concise and accessible biography, Jeffers scholar James Karman reveals deep insights into this passionate and complex figure and establishes Jeffers as a leading American... more...

  • Joyby Abigail Santamaria

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 28.00

    The first full biography of Joy Davidman, known primarily as C.S. Lewis?s late-in-life bride, but who here receives her much deserved rescue from that shadow more...

  • Mosaicby Michael Holroyd

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    'This is a book about surprises - at any rate, it has surprised me.' In 1999, Michael Holroyd published Basil Street Blues, in which one of our finest biographers turned his attentions to something more personal - his own family. But rather than the story being over, in fact it was just beginning. For as the letters from readers started to arrive,... more...

  • Basil Street Blues: A Family Storyby Michael Holroyd

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    Michael Holroyd - the most famous biographer in Britain - turns his attention upon himself and his own family in Basil Street Blues (the title comes from the Basil Street Hotel where the author was conceived in the 1930s). Born into a family rich in eccentricity, Holroyd was largely brought up by his grandparents in Maidenhead because his exotic... more...

  • Lytton Stracheyby Michael Holroyd

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    When Michael Holroyd's life of Strachey first appeared in the late 1960s, it was hailed as a landmark in contemporary biography. Drawing on new material, published and unpublished, Holroyd completely revised and rewrote his masterwork in 1995 to tell the full story of this complex man and his world as it could not be told while many of Strachey's... more...

  • Thackerayby D. J. Taylor

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A rich and evocative portrait of one of the greatest authors of Victorian England Who was William Makepeace Thackeray? Was he the wealthy dilettante who came to London in the 1830s and squandered his fortune on newspapers? Was he the impoverished freelance author of the 1840s who scrapped for every penny he could get? Or was he the great writer... more...

  • Orwellby D. J. Taylor

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Winner of the Whitbread Biography Award: the authoritative biography of one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century It was not easy to bury George Orwell. After a lifetime of iconoclasm, during which he professed no interest in religion and no affiliation with any church, he asked to be buried in an Anglican churchyard?but none would... more...

  • Hemingway's Studentby Paul Hendrickson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99

    From the award-winning biography of Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway?s Boat : the poignant story of Arnold Samuelson, who looked to the great author for mentorship in writing and life.  He was a Midwesterner, a young journalist, haunted by inner demons, with a rambling gene, who headed down to Key West and was keen to establish his place in the pantheon... more...

  • Green Hills of Africaby Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2015; US$ 16.00 US$ 10.99

    His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in -- and fascination with -- big-game hunting is magnificently... more...

  • The Swan in the Eveningby Rosamond Lehmann

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Rosamond Lehmann?s only autobiographical work recreates the events that shaped her life?from childhood to motherhood to the death of her daughter Rosamond Lehmann was born during a violent February thunderstorm and lived a sheltered, privileged life with her parents, brother, and sisters. Writing from the distance of decades, she reveals why no... more...