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    DescriptionEdward Gibbon was one of the world's greatest historians and a towering figure of his age. When he died in 1794 he left behind the unfinished drafts of his Memoirs, which were posthumously edited by his friend Lord Sheffield, and remain an astonishing portrait of a rich, full life. Recounting Gibbon's sickly childhood in London, his disappointment with an Oxford steeped in port and prejudice', his successful years in Lausanne, his first and only love affair and the monolithic achievement of "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", he distils his genius for history into a remarkable gift for autobiography. Candid and detailed, these writings are filled with warmth and intellectual passion.

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    Memoirs of My Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Gibbon, Volume editor Betty Radice
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140432176
    ISBN 10: 0140432175

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
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    DC22: 937/.06/092
    LC classification: DG206.G5 A3 1984
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    bibliography, index
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    01 December 1990
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    Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794) was arguably the most influential historian since the time of Tacitus. His magnum opus, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, first published in 1776, is a groundbreaking work whose influence endures to this day. Edited by Betty Radice