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Brief Lives
Publisher: Hesperus Press. Country: United Kingdom. Date: 2008-12.


Brief Lives: E. M. Forster (Brief Lives/Hesperus) (image)

Brief Lives: E.M. Forster
by Richard Canning
Hesperus Press, 2009, 2010 (Brief Lives series)
Paperback.

Book blurb:
"A century after his first novels were published, E.M. Forster remains one of the most widely read and best-loved authors of the twentieth century. He made his name with novels such as A Room with a View, Howards End and A Passage to India which, with their detailed analyses of English snobbery and xenophobia, established him as an uncompromising critic of hypocrisy. Still at the mercy of some social mores, however, he went to some lengths to conceal his sexuality during his lifetime, and wrote, but never published, a novel of gay love, Maurice. With characteristic flair, Richard Canning juxtaposes Forster's public persona as a member of the English literary establishment with the joys and torments of his private life."



BRIEF LIVES (HESPERUS PRESS)
Series Note: "Short, authoritative biographies of the greatest figures in literary history; written by experts about figures such as Charles Dickens, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jane Austen and Fyodor Dostoevsky."
-- Hesperus Press page on Brief Lives series

Classics specialist Hesperus Press is launching Brief Lives, a series of mini-biographies of literary greats.

Each title introduces the early life, writing career and literary legacy of an author. The slim volumes, all under 115 pages, aim to give a 'snapshot that is ideal for both the academic and the general reader alike'.

(...)

Derrick Holman, Hesperus m.d., said the series is a 'conscious move away from the exclusively academic, dauntingly long or often outmoded biographies.' He added: 'We felt that there was a gap in the literary biography market, in that those readers looking for concise, up-to-date material were not being adequately served.' "
-- Philip Jones, "Hesperus to release Brief Lives series", The Bookseller, 21 November 2007


Title/Author/Year of Publication

Brief Lives: Jane Austen
by Fiona J. Stafford
2008

Brief Lives: Honoré de Balzac
by David R. Carter
2008

Brief Lives: Charlotte Brontë
by Jessica Cox
2011

Brief Lives: Geoffrey Chaucer
by Gail Ashton
2011

Brief Lives: Anton Chekhov
by Patrick Miles
2008

Brief Lives: Wilkie Collins
by Melisa Klimaszewski
2011

Brief Lives: Joseph Conrad
by Gavin Griffiths
2008

Brief Lives: Charles Dickens
by Melisa Gregory; Melisa Klimaszewski
2008

Brief Lives: Fyodor Dostoevsky
by Anthony Briggs
2012

Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert
by Meryl Tyers
2009

Brief Lives: E.M. Forster
by Richard Canning
2009

Brief Lives: Sigmund Freud
by David R. Carter
2010

Brief Lives: Elizabeth Gaskell
by Alan Shelston
2010

Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
by Andrew Piper
2010

Brief Lives: Henry James
by Hazel Hutchison
2012

Brief Lives: John Milton
by Richard Bradford
2013

Brief Lives: Alexander Pushkin
by Robert Chandler; Stanley Mitchell
2009

Brief Lives : Marquis de Sade
by David Carter
2011

Brief Lives: Stendhal
by Andrew Brown, Dr.
2010

Brief Lives: Leo Tolstoy
by Anthony Briggs
2010

Brief Lives: Evelyn Waugh
by Michael Barber
2013

Brief Lives: Oscar Wilde
by Richard Canning
2008

Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf
by E. H. Wright
2011


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