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Holmes's Lives is a series of classic English biographies, edited and introduced by Richard Holmes. In this series, Holmes sets out to recover the great forgotten tradition of English biography writing and to reaffirm the enduring excitement of classic non-fiction. A study of biography itself, Andre Maurois' book was originally delivered as a series of six lectures at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1928. Maurois was arguably one of the greatest French literary biographers of his generation and also a renowned Anglophile who wrote studies of Shelley, Disraeli and Alexander Fleming. He opens with a shrewd assessment of the new English biography of the 1920s defined by Virginia Woolf, Strachey and Harold Nicholson. He then considers the nature of biographical truth, autobiographical truth, novelistic truth, historic and scientific truth in a manner that ensures its relevance to contemporary biography writing.
Andre Morua, klassik francuzskoj literatury XX veka, avtor znamenityh romanizirovannyh biografij Dyuma, Bal'zaka, Viktora Gyugo, SHelli i Bajrona, schitaetsya podlinnym masterom psihologicheskoj prozy. Odnako znachitel'nuyu chast' naslediya pisatelya sostavlyayut istoricheskie sochineniya. "e;Istoriya Germanii"e; (1965) povestvuet ob osnovnyh ehtapah stanovleniya nemeckogo gosudarstva: ot poyavivshihsya na territorii Rimskoj imperii v pervye veka nashej ehry germanskih plemen do itogov razvyazannoj gitlerovskim rezhimom Vtoroj mirovoj vojny... Vpervye na russkom yazyke!
Andre Morua, klassik francuzskoj literatury XX veka, avtor znamenityh romanizirovannyh biografij Dyuma, Bal'zaka, Viktora Gyugo i dr., schitaetsya podlinnym masterom psihologicheskoj prozy. Odnako znachitel'nuyu chast' naslediya pisatelya sostavlyayut istoricheskie sochineniya. Emu prinadlezhit celaya seriya knig, posvyashchennyh istorii Anglii, SSHA, Germanii, Gollandii. V Istorii Francii vpervye polnost'yu perevedennoj na russkij yazyk, ohvatyvaetsya period ot pozdnej Antichnosti do serediny HKH veka. CHitaya ehtu vdohnovennuyu istoricheskuyu sagu, sozdannuyu blistatel'nym romanistom, my nachinaem luchshe ponimat' Franciyu ZHanny d,Ark, Lyudovika CHetyrnadcatogo, Franciyu Mol'era, Sartra i SHarli EHbdo stranu, gde velikie social'nye potryaseniya neredko soprovozhdalis' revolyucionnymi proryvami, ostavivshimi glubokij sled v mirovom iskusstve.
This early work by Andre Maurois was originally published in 1921 and we are now republishing it as part of our WWI Centenary Series. 'General Bramble' is a cute comic work and a sequel to 'The Silence of Colonel Bramble'. It is translated from the original French by Jules Castier and Ronald Boswell. This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.