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Scurr, Ruth

Works: 17 works in 69 publications in 5 languages and 2,942 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Humorous fiction  Epic fiction  Biographies  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DC161, 944.04
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruth Scurr
Fatal purity : Robespierre and the French Revolution by Ruth Scurr( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre, discussing his personal life, role in the French Revolution, political and military achievements, personal and professional scandals, and other related topics
The French Revolution : a history by Thomas Carlyle( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuum Histories will attract a new generation of readers to some of the greatest narrative history ever written. Each volume includes a dramatic episode from a major work of history, prefaced with an introduction by a leading modern authority. --Book Jacket
John Aubrey : my own life by Ruth Scurr( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born on the brink of the modern world, John Aubrey was witness to the great intellectual and political upheavals of the seventeenth century. He knew everyone of note in England--writers, philosophers, mathematicians, doctors, astrologers, lawyers, statesmen--and wrote about them all, leaving behind a great gift to posterity: a compilation of biographical information titled Brief Lives, which in a strikingly modest and radical way invented the art of biography. John Aubrey, My Own Life is an extraordinary book about the first modern biographer, which reimagines what biography can be. This intimate diary of Aubrey's days is composed of his own words, collected, collated, and enlarged upon by Ruth Scurr in an act of meticulous scholarship and daring imagination. Scurr's biography honors and echoes Aubrey's own innovations in the art of biography. Rather than subject his life to a conventional narrative, Scurr has collected the evidence--the remnants of a life from manuscripts, letters, and books--and arranged it chronologically, modernizing words and spellings, and adding explanations when necessary, with sources provided in the extensive endnotes."--Publisher's description
Fatale zuiverheid : Robespierre en de Franse Revolutie by Ruth Scurr( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensbeschrijving van de Franse advocaat en revolutionair (1758-1794), een van de leidende politici tijdens de Terreur (1793-1794)
Fuego y cenizas la revolución francesa según Thomas Carlyle by Thomas Carlyle( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlyle's The French Revolution : Continuum Histories 5( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>In 1837 Thomas Carlyle published his work The French Revolution: A History and overnight became a celebrity. </div> <div> </div> <div>The work was filled with a passionate intensity, hitherto unknown in historical writing. In a politically-charged Europe, filled with fears and hopes of revolution, Carlyle's account of the motivations and urges that inspired the events in France became powerfully relevant. Carlyle's style emphasised this, continually pointing to the urgency of action - often using the present tense. For him, chaotic events demanded 'heroes' to take control over the competing forces erupting within society. In Carlyle's view only dynamic individuals could master events and direct these energies effectively. As soon as ideological formulas replaced heroes and human action society became dehumanised.</div> <div> </div> <div>As Dr Scurr shows in her masterly introduction and through the texts she has selected from Carlyle's masterpiece of historical writing, The French Revolution needs still to be read for its relevance and as one of the finest examples of English prose writing ever.</div>
Robespierre : terror w imię cnoty by Ruth Scurr( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aubrey's brief lives by John Aubrey( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical data on 134 men from George Abbot to Thomas Wolsey. Includes: Charles Cavendish, John Hales, Thomas Hobbes, Richard Lovelace, Sir Thomas More, William Penn, Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Sackville, Edmund Spenser, John Wilkins, and more
by Ruth Scurr( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection assembled by Ruth Scurr of her papers related to the 2007 Booker prize. Collection consists of: her autograph notebook (MA 8435.1, see related record); invitations to the 2007 award ceremony, with guestlists, and a bookmark for the 2006 prize (MA 8435.2-4); annotated computer printouts of book reviews and Wikipedia entries and a clipping "McEwan heads Brits in line for new international Booker" from the Evening Standard, 19 April 2007 (MA 8435.5-13); a group of emails, notes, schedules and information related to judging the prize (MA 8435.14); and several lists (autograph and typed with annotations) of contending authors with further ratings and notes on style and rankings
Self help : a novel by Edward Docx( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For Gabriel Glover and his twin sister Isabella, St. Petersburg is home from home. When their mother, Masha, dies there suddenly and alone, they must leave their separate lives in London and New York and return together to confront the contorted legacy of the past -- in the shape of their estranged, malevolent father, Nicholas, and the pitiless stranger Arkady Artamenkov
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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes John Sutherland's papers related to the 2005 Booker prize; Ruth Scurr's papers related to the 2007 Booker prize; Peter Straus' papers related to the Lost Booker prize (2010); and Frances Wilson's papers related to the 2010 Booker prize. See related catalog records for more information
Fatal purity : Robespierre and the French Revolution by Ruth Scurr( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Against the ... backdrop of the French Revolution, [this book] follows the trajectory of Robespierre's paradoxical life, from his modest beginnings as a provincial lawyer to his emergence as a devastatingly efficient revolutionary leader. [It] explores his reformist zeal, his role in the fall of the monarchy, his passionate attempt to design a modern republic, [and his] effort to found a perfect religion. And [it] follows him into the depths of the Terror, as [Robespierre] makes summary execution the order of the day, himself falling victim to the violence at the age of thirty-six.-Back cover
The social foundations of the modern republic : P.-L. Rœderer's Cours d'organisation sociale by Ruth Scurr( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pureza fatal : Robespierre e a revolução francesa by Ruth Scurr( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consolation : a novel by Michael Redhill( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

David Hollis was a modern historian and archivist believed to have discovered the existence of a collection of glass photographic plates in the ruins of a shipwreck in Toronto Harbor. Jem Hallam, the photographer, was a young apothecary struggling to survive in the Toronto frontier of 1857. Hollis's story is told through the lens of his widow, Marianne, who is staking out the site her husband claimed was the location of the plates
French Revolution (Continuum histories) by Thomas Carlyle( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Darkmans by Nicola Barker( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Is it John Scogin, Edward IV's infamous court jester, who enjoyed burning people alive for a laugh? Or a salad-fearing tiny Kurd called Gaffar? Or a man who guards Beckley Woods with a Samurai sword and a pregnant terrier?" "A very modern book set in a ridiculously modern town, Nicola Barker's Darkmans is an epic novel of startling originality - a story of obsession, art, prescription drugs, and chiropody. And the main character is the past, creeping up on the present to whisper something quite dark - quite unspeakable - into its ear."--Jacket
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Fatal purity : Robespierre and the French Revolution
The French Revolution : a history
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Ruth Scurr écrivaine britannique

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