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    DescriptionRichard Holmes knew he had become a true biographer the day his bank bounced a check that he had inadvertently dated 1772. Because for the acclaimed chronicler of Shelly and Coleridge, biography is a physical pursuit, an ardent and arduous retracing of footsteps that may have vanished centuries before.In this gripping book, Holmes takes us from France's Massif Central, where he followed the route taken by Robert Louis Stevenson and a sweet-natured donkey, to Mary Wollstonecraft's Revolutionary Paris, to the Italian villages where Percy Shelly tried to cast off the structures of English morality and marriage. Footsteps is a wonderful exploration of the ties between biographers and their subjects, filled with passion and revelation.


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    Title
    Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Holmes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 12
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679770046
    ISBN 10: 0679770046
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 820.9008
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 820.9/008
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    LC classification: PR110.F7 H64 1996
    Thema V1.0: DNB, WTL
    Edition statement
    Vintage Departures ed.
    Illustrations note
    8 PAGES OF B&W PHOTOS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    30 April 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    Richard Holmes knew he had become a true biographer the day his bank bounced a check that he had inadvertently dated 1772. Because for the acclaimed chronicler of Shelly and Coleridge, biography is a physical pursuit, an ardent and arduous retracing of footsteps that may have vanished centuries before. In this gripping book, Holmes takes us from France's Massif Central, where he followed the route taken by Robert Louis Stevenson and a sweet-natured donkey, to Mary Wollstonecraft's Revolutionary Paris, to the Italian villages where Percy Shelly tried to cast off the structures of English morality and marriage. Footsteps is a wonderful exploration of the ties between biographers and their subjects, filled with passion and revelation.