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Holroyd, Michael

Overview
Works: 216 works in 1,049 publications in 7 languages and 21,953 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  History  Biographical films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, pre, Compiler
Classifications: PR5366, B
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Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd( Book )

153 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To his own generation Bernard Shaw's greatest creation seemed to be himself. Playwright, wit, socialist, polemicist and irresistible charmer, he was the most controversial literary figure of his age and the scourge of all that was most oppressive in late-Victorian England. In his writing and public speeches, he embodied the unfamiliar virtues of reason, sense and unanswerable good humor. And yet, as the opening volume of this masterly four-volume biography makes clear, Shaw's invention of this monumental figure was a paradoxical method of concealment and his way of coming to terms with a world that had abandoned him in childhood. - Jacket flap
Lytton Strachey : the new biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

93 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In telling Strachey's life anew, Holroyd has drawn on a wealth of previously unavailable material, bring fresh candor and accuracy to his account of Strachey's friendships with E.M. Forster, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, Ralph and Frances Patridge, and his companion Dora Carrington, among others. In many of Bloomsbury's three-cornered relationships, Holroyd could lay claim to only two sides of the triangle. Now he has all three with which to recount the story of this extraordinary man and his complex world. At the center of the drama is the long-lasting relationship between Strachey and Carrington and their "Triangular Trinity of Happiness" with Ralph Partridge. In equally elegant and humorous prose, Holroyd shows the parts that many men and women played in this comedy of manners as it developed into a tragedy
Augustus John : a biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member 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 by Michael Holroyd( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artikelen waarin verschillende aspecten van het leven en werk van de Engelse schrijver (1856-1950) worden behandeld
A strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their remarkable families by Michael Holroyd( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member 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
A book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathers by Michael Holroyd( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member 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
Works on paper : the craft of biography and autobiography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 794 WorldCat member 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
Lytton Strachey by himself; a self-portrait by Lytton Strachey( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboeknotities van schrijver en essayist die een belangrijke rol speelde in de Bloomsbury-group. Strachey was openlijk biseksueel
The art of Augustus John by Augustus John( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shorter Strachey by Lytton Strachey( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keuze uit de essays van de Engelse biograaf en criticus (1880-1932)
God's fifth column : a biography of the age, 1890-1940 by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unreceived opinions by Michael Holroyd( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A month in the country by J. L Carr( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member 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."--Page 4 of cover
Augustus John : a biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Kingsmill, a critical biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lytton Strachey and the Bloomsbury group: his work, their influence by Michael Holroyd( Book )

15 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pygmalion and Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a story in which a professor succeeds in transforming an unkempt London flower girl into a society belle and a play involving a complex moral debate, pitting a munitions manufacturer against an officer in the Salvation Army
The best of Hugh Kingsmill: selections from his writings by Hugh Kingsmill( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dog's life; a novel by Michael Holroyd( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustace is the undisputed patriarch of the Farquhar family--that is, he would be if everyone left him alone so he could get on with things, like shaving, and finding his way downstairs. It's not Henry's fault that he snores and that his marriage has collapsed. Or that he failed to get into the cricket team. But he has made up for it and is now a faster motorist than ever he was a bowler. He is a good father too, and one day, when he wakes up from day-dreaming, his son Kenneth will thank him. It is good that Anne sleeps with a whistle in her mouth--how else could she terrify the burglars' As for Mathilda, she wold love to like her mother, but prefers going for long walks with the dog. But what will happen to them all if the dog dies' The story is followed by a devastating postscript. Placing this eccentric family in isolation after two world wars and at the beginning of our aggressive financial culture, it turns comedy into tragedy. A Dog's Life marked a very personal addition to Michael Holroyd's remarkable career
On wheels : five easy pieces by Michael Holroyd( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to drive was no easy matter for the author: the lessons required military precision when practising how to get in and out of his car correctly. Weaving together memoir and historical anecdote, this title traces his relationship with cars through a lifetime of biography
 
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A book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathers
Alternative Names
Courcy Fraser Holroyd, Michael de 1935-

De Courcy Fraser Holroyd, Michael 1935-

Fraser Holroyd, Michael de Courcy 1935-

Holroyd, Michael

Holroyd, Michael 1935-

Holroyd, Michael de Courcy Fraser 1935-

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Lytton Strachey : the new biographyAugustus John : a biographyA strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their remarkable familiesA book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathersWorks on paper : the craft of biography and autobiographyLytton Strachey by himself; a self-portraitGod's fifth column : a biography of the age, 1890-1940A month in the countryPygmalion and Major Barbara