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John Evelyn : living for ingenuity

Author: Gillian Darley
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This new biography ... is the first to make full use of Evelyn's huge unpublished archive deposited at the British Library in 1995. This crucial source evokes a broader and richer picture of Evelyn, his life and his friendships, than permitted by his own celebrated diaries."--Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: John Evelyn; John Evelyn
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Darley
ISBN: 0300112270 9780300112276
OCLC Number: 70199859
Awards: Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Biography) 2007.
Description: xiv, 382 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The early years --
The fruits of travel --
'Out of the garden into paradice' --
'Sweete Mrs. Eveling' --
'A very great alarme' --
'I am exceedingly happy heere' --
Wise men possessing themselves in patience --
Planting cabbages and blotting paper --
Restoration --
City and country --
The active life --
Paris and London --
Perpetual motion --
Endeavour to submit --
An absolute philosopher.
Responsibility: Gillian Darley.
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A biography of John Evelyn, diarist, scholar and intellectual virtuoso (1620-1706), this work provides a rounded portrait of Evelyn's eighty-five years, his family life first at Sayes Court,  Read more...

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