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by John Aubrey

  • ISBN: 1146027303
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: John Aubrey
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (February 28, 2010)
  • Pages: 444
  • ePub book: 1206 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1768 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Brief Lives is a collection of short biographies written by John Aubrey (1626–1697) in the last decades of the 17th century

Brief Lives is a collection of short biographies written by John Aubrey (1626–1697) in the last decades of the 17th century. Aubrey initially began collecting biographical material to assist the Oxford scholar Anthony Wood, who was working on his own collection of biographies.

Mr Aubrey has since revealed some peculiar or notable anecdotes for each ‘Life’, in other words, something informal, sometime gossip-like to his readers

Mr Aubrey has since revealed some peculiar or notable anecdotes for each ‘Life’, in other words, something informal, sometime gossip-like to his readers. That was his key objective, rather than simply followed suit as the traditional biography that tends to be factually narrative; in contrast, he’s focused on presenting his selected personalities with his familiarity and sense of humor.

A collection of sparkling gossipy biographical pieces of Aubrey's contemporaries, including Bacon, Jonson and Shakespeare, Brief Lives' glimpses into the unofficial side of these towering figures has won it an undying popularity, with Ruth Scurr's recent reimagined.

A collection of sparkling gossipy biographical pieces of Aubrey's contemporaries, including Bacon, Jonson and Shakespeare, Brief Lives' glimpses into the unofficial side of these towering figures has won it an undying popularity, with Ruth Scurr's recent reimagined "autobiography" of Aubrey, breathing new life into this classic for the next generation of readers. Summary by Nicole Lee. This is a Librivox recording. org/ As a member of the partnership program, I earn from purchases that meet the requirements.

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John Aubrey: My Own Life Paperback. John Aubrey and the Realm of Learning Hardcover. Moreover, in its rich and varied content it is of interest to more than just the rarefied field of Aubreyists, but to anyone studying English learned culture in the seventeenth century, particularly historians of the Royal Society, of mathematics and of antiquarianism.

John Aubrey's Brief Lives is one of the strangest booksif indeed this collection of notes, excerpts, gossip and dry facts can be called a bookto have achieved literary fame

John Aubrey's Brief Lives is one of the strangest booksif indeed this collection of notes, excerpts, gossip and dry facts can be called a bookto have achieved literary fame.

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. at Norwich, an intimate friend of Sir Thomas Browne, . who told me that Sir William Boswell, the Dutch ambassador, had all John Dee's MS. quaere his executors for his papers. Heb lived then somewhere in Kent. Memorandum: -Sir William Boswell's widowe lives at Bradburne, neer Swynoke, in Kent.

John Aubrey was a modest man, a self-styled antiquarian and the man who invented modern biography

John Aubrey was a modest man, a self-styled antiquarian and the man who invented modern biography. His ‘lives’ of the prominent figures of his generation and the Elizabethan era, including Shakespeare, Milton and Sir Walter Raleigh, have been plundered by historians for centuries for their frankness and fascinating detail. Collected here are all of Aubrey’s biographical writings, a series of unforgettable portraits of the characters of his day, still more alive and kicking than in any conventional work of history.

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