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Synopsis: A series of pen sketches of eminent people of the 17th century.
About the Author: John Aubrey (1626-1697) was the Bystander of his age, a hanger-on and hanger-out at great houses, a country gentleman of lively intellectual curiosity and unsteady character who left not a book to history but a random, sprawling collection of notes, anecdotes, scribbles and morsels of gossip that have been looted and quoted by scholars ever since. So, alongside prostitutes, soldiers, impostors and scholars stand, fully in the round of their humanity, such historical figures as Sir Walter Raleigh, Shakespeare, Wolsey, Sidney, Sir Thomas Moore and Milton. These men and women flawed, vain, ambitious, vulnerable are more alive here than in any formal history; these giants of an age are brought to a human scale, making it possible for the modern reader to feel, in the words of Edmund Wilson who contributes a foreword, what it must have been like to live then, to find oneself a part of an England that was venturesome, unsettled and eager, that was opening new horizons.
Title: Brief Lives
Book Condition: Collectible-VeryGood
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Book Description Secker & Warburg, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Image shows actual book for sale. Book Condition: Fair; firm binding; contents good; marked to covers; no dust jacket. Hard Cover Secker & Warburg 1971 Biography. Bookseller Inventory # 96592
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