Most widely held works about Michael Holroyd
Most widely held works by Michael Holroyd
Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
39 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,446 libraries worldwide
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Lytton Strachey; a critical biography by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 1,706 libraries worldwide
Augustus John : a biography by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
30 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
This volume is a biography of Welsh painter Augustus John (1878-1961). In the early part of the 1900s, he was an important practitioner of Post-Impressionism in the United Kingdom. By the age of 20 he had won a reputation for his brilliant drawing technique. Here he soon emerged as a bohemian figure as well as a highly gifted artist. The need to support Ida Nettleship (1877-1907), whom he married in 1901, led him to accept a post teaching art at the University of Liverpool. John Sampson, then University Librarian and an acknowledged expert on gypsies, became a friend and a major influence on him, introducing him to the Romany language and way of life. This led him to spend periods traveling with his growing family in gypsy caravans through Wales and England and inspired much of his work before World War I, including a series of etchings depicting gypsy life. He is best known for his portraits of leading European personalities, including those of James Joyce and George Bernard Shaw.
The Genius of Shaw : a symposium ( Book )
11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Bidrag fra et symposion om den irsk-engelske forfatter og dramatiker Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).
A strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their remarkable families by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their families; and discusses Terry's acting career, marriage to George Frederick Watts, and her feminist daughter, Edith Craig; as well as Irving's successes as an actor and manager in Victorian England and his sons.
Bernard Shaw : the one-volume definitive edition by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 861 libraries worldwide
A one-volume abridgement of Holroyd's original four-volume study.
Basil Street blues by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
41 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
Michael Holroyd is one of the finest biographers of the century. And yet he was never interested in his own family's history until the death of his parents in the 1980s. In 'Basil Street Blues' Michael turns the spotlight on himself with the tale of his eccentric, incompatible family and the result is entrancing, startlingly funny and profoundly moving.
Lytton Strachey : the new biography by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
When Michael Holroyd's life of Strachey appeared in 1967, it changed the course of modern biography, setting a new standard for the recounting of literary lives and launching the enduring Bloomsbury revival. In the 1960s, however, many of Strachey's friends and lovers were still alive; much could not be said, and access to letters and resources was restricted. Since then, almost all his circle has died, and homosexuality in England has been decriminalized.
Works on paper : the craft of biography and autobiography by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays presents two pieces on the ethics and values of nonfiction writing and continues with an examination of several contemporary biographers, discussions of the author's experiences, and a treatise on the role of fiction.
The art of Augustus John by Augustus John ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
The shorter Strachey by Lytton Strachey ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
God's fifth column : a biography of the age, 1890-1940 by William Alexander Gerhardie ( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
Lytton Strachey by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
44 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Unreceived opinions by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 libraries worldwide
A book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathers by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
The author shares the stories of unknown women who played significant roles in the lives of prominent figures, including a mistress shared by the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales (Alice Keppel), a creative muse of Auguste Rodin (Eve Fairfax), and a novelist lover of Vita Sackville-West (Violet Trefusis). He also reflects on himself as investigator and biographer.
A month in the country by J. L Carr ( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summers, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter's extraordinary depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life." -- Back cover.
Lytton Strachey by himself: a self-portrait by Lytton Strachey ( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Mosaic : a family memoir revisited by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
The noted biographer continues the chronicle of his family with an account of the murder of a fearsome headmaster, a discovery about his Swedish grandmother's identity, and a letter that reveals details about his mother's longtime affair.
Mosaic : portraits in fragments by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
A family memoir which shows the strange interconnectedness of our family lives, and how other people's stories, however eccentric or extreme, echo our own dreams and experiences.
Hugh Kingsmill, a critical biography by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
7 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Absentee fathers Actors Actresses Art restorers Authors, English Autobiography Biographers Biography Biography Biography as a literary form Books Carrington, Dora de Houghton,--1893-1932 Craig, Edward Gordon,--1872-1966 Criticism, interpretation, etc. Critics Daughters Drama Dramatists, English Dramatists, Irish England England--Maidenhead England--North Riding of Yorkshire English literature Families Fathers and daughters Fiction Gifted women Great Britain History History, Modern Holroyd, Michael Illegitimate children Irving, Henry,--Sir,--1838-1905 Italy--Ravello John, Augustus,--1878-1961 Large type books Manners and customs Mistresses Mural painting and decoration, Medieval--Conservation and restoration Painters Reviews Shaw, Bernard,--1856-1950 Strachey, Lytton,--1880-1932 Terry, Ellen,--Dame,--1847-1928 Theatrical managers Unmarried mothers Veterans Villages Women World War (1914-1918)
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De Courcy Fraser Holroyd, Michael 1935-
Fraser Holroyd, Michael de Courcy 1935-
Holroyd, Michael, 1935-
Holroyd, Michael de Courcy Fraser 1935- Oxf. companion
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