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Holroyd, Michael

Works: 216 works in 1,060 publications in 7 languages and 21,664 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Autobiographies  Drama  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Compiler, pre
Classifications: PR5366, B
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Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd( Book )
155 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,235 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 )
78 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,884 libraries worldwide
Lytton Strachey : the new biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )
95 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,515 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 1,345 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 1,113 libraries worldwide
Bernard Shaw declared that he had over a dozen reputations, and in The Genius of Shaw, Michael Holroyd and his team of distinguished writers have a look at them. This book, which is partly critical and partly biographical, examines the careers of a dozen different men - all of them George Bernard Shaw. [inside cover]
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 903 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
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 792 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
A book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathers by Michael Holroyd( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 787 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
Lytton Strachey by himself; a self-portrait by Lytton Strachey( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 695 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 )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
The shorter Strachey by Lytton Strachey( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 599 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 580 libraries worldwide
Unreceived opinions by Michael Holroyd( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 libraries worldwide
A month in the country by J. L Carr( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 376 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 298 libraries worldwide
Hugh Kingsmill, a critical biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 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 libraries worldwide
Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd( Book )
24 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van de verwikkelingen rond de nalatenschap van de Iers-Britse toneelschrijver (1856-1950)
Pygmalion and Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 190 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
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 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
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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
Holroyd, Michael 1935-
Holroyd, Michael de Courcy Fraser 1935-
Michael Holroyd Brits biograaf
Michael Holroyd englischer Biograph
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German (7)
French (6)
Spanish (6)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
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