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Holroyd, Michael

Works: 261 works in 955 publications in 6 languages and 21,997 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  History  Motion picture plays  Film adaptations  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PR5366, B
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Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd( Book )
110 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,510 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; a critical biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )
126 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,500 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 )
52 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,673 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 )
15 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,145 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 )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 945 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 )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
A one-volume abridgement of Holroyd's original four-volume study
A book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathers by Michael Holroyd( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 821 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 )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 802 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 )
17 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 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 )
13 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
The shorter Strachey by Lytton Strachey( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 613 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 )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Unreceived opinions by Michael Holroyd( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 libraries worldwide
A month in the country by J. L Carr( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 365 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
The best of Hugh Kingsmill: selections from his writings by Hugh Kingsmill( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Hugh Kingsmill, a critical biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Pygmalion and Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 206 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
Autobiography [of] Augustus John by Augustus John( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van de verwikkelingen rond de nalatenschap van de Iers-Britse toneelschrijver (1856-1950)
A dog's life; a novel by Michael Holroyd( Book )
4 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Eustace is undisputed patriarch of the Farquhar family. That is, he would be if everyone stopped mumbling, let him get on with his shaving and find 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 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 would 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? A devastating postscript follows the story. Placing this eccentric family in isolation after two world wars and at the beginning of our aggressive financial culture, it turns comedy into tragedy. This novel brings a very personal addition to the biographer's remarkable career
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Alternative Names
Courcy Fraser Holroyd, Michael de 1935-
De Courcy Fraser Holroyd, Michael 1935-
Fraser Holroyd, Michael de Courcy 1935-
Holroyd, Michael 1935-
Holroyd, Michael de Courcy Fraser 1935-
Michael Holroyd englischer Biograph
Michael Holroyd Writer, biographer
Майкл Холройд
ホルロイド, マイケル
English (555)
French (6)
Spanish (5)
German (3)
Italian (2)
Swedish (1)
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