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Edward Gibbon, luminous historian, 1772-1794

Author: Patricia B Craddock
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Craddock, Patricia B.
Edward Gibbon, luminous historian, 1772-1794.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)568491207
Online version:
Craddock, Patricia B.
Edward Gibbon, luminous historian, 1772-1794.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)607769402
Named Person: Edward Gibbon; Edward Gibbon; Edward Gibbon; Edward Gibbon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia B Craddock
ISBN: 0801837200 9780801837203
OCLC Number: 18415865
Notes: Sequel to: Young Edward Gibbon.
Description: xv, 432 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Appendix. Autobiographical sketch, May-September 1783 (British Library Add. MSS 34874, fols. 130-31) [in French].
Responsibility: Patricia B. Craddock.

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by pdj06 (WorldCat user on 2008-01-09)

Part I: Decline and triumph, 1772-1776 -- Study and society -- Finding a voice -- Ominous developments -- Christianity confronted -- Part II: Vindications, 1776-1781 -- Three capitals -- Politics and letters -- Counterattacks -- Ending Empires -- Part III: Relocations, 1781-1788 -- Interregnum -- Removals -- Lion of Lausanne -- Farewell to the History -- Part IV: Revolutions, 1788-1794 -- Fathering -- Alone in paradise: Remaking a life -- A series of fragments -- Mortal friendships -- Gibbon's reputation -- Miscellaneous works and immortal history -- Appendix: Autobiographical sketch, May - September 1783.

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by pdj06 (WorldCat user on 2008-01-09)

"It was in 1772 that the thirty-five-year-old Edward Gibbon, gentleman and minor man of letters, purchased a house in London's Bentinck Street and set to work on the monumental project that would occupy him for the next sixteen years. Patricia Craddock has written the first full-length biography of Gibbon in half a century -- and provides an absorbing account of the genesis of his masterpiece." -DUST JACKET

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