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    DescriptionJohn Stubbs' "Donne: the Reformed Soul" brings one of Britain's most famous poets - and famous periods in history - to life. John Donne's life story is inextricably tied up with the fabric of a society in the throes of religious persecution. His family had long been subject to the terror inflicted upon Catholics under the reign of Elizabeth I, and while his brother languished in prison, and his mother and uncles fled to exile in Europe, Donne was consumed by the question of his own faith and by trying to figure out what it is that connects human beings - and keeps them apart. In his biography of Donne, John Stubbs chronicles not only a long and bitter sectarian conflict, but also the love story of a young couple who broke the rules of their society, and paid the ultimate price. From the raucous streets of late sixteenth-century London to the personal and political intrigues of Donne's family and public life, from the horrors of the Reformation to the delight of Donne's poetry, John Stubbs' book is a vivid, dazzling biography of an extraordinary man, as well as a compelling portrait of England at a time of bewildering transformation. "Magnificent ...remarkable". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Impressive...Fluent, assured and on fire with ideas and enthusiasm, excels at providing Donne with a living context". (Miranda Seymour, "Sunday Times"). John Stubbs was born in 1977 and studied English at Oxford and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge where he completed a doctorate in 2005. "Donne: The Reformed Soul" was published in 2006 and won the Glen Dimplex Irish Writers' Centre New Writer of the Year and a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for non-fiction. It was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and longlisted for the "Guardian" First Book Award.


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    Title
    John Donne
    Subtitle
    The Reformed Soul
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Stubbs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 388 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141017174
    ISBN 10: 0141017171
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC subject category V2: DSC, BGH
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    DC22: 821.3
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Stubbs was born in 1977 and studied English at Oxford and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge where he completed a doctorate in 2005. Donne: The Reformed Soul was published in 2006 and won the Glen Dimplex Irish Writers' Centre New Writer of the Year and a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for non-fiction. It was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.