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Dennison, Matthew

Overview
Works: 17 works in 86 publications in 4 languages and 3,606 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA559.B4, B
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Most widely held works about Matthew Dennison
 
Most widely held works by Matthew Dennison
The last princess : the devoted life of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter by Matthew Dennison( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of Queen Victoria's youngest child, Beatrice, explores the close relationship between the princess and her mother, her romance with Prince Henry of Battenberg, and her role as literary executer after her mother's death
Queen Victoria : a life of contradictions by Matthew Dennison( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the critically acclaimed author of The Last Princess comes a witty and accessible account of Queen Victoria's life, exploring its irony and contradictions, as well as her lasting influence. Queen Victoria is Britain's queen of contradictions. In her combination of deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology; and romanticism and prudishness, she became a spririt of the age to which she gave her name. Victoria embraced photography, railway travel, and modern art; she resisted compulsory education for the working classes, recommended for a leading women's rights campaigner "a good whipping," and detested smoking. She may or may not have been amused. Meanwhile she reinvented the monarchy and wrestled with personal reinvention. She lived in the shadow of her mother and then under the tutelage of her husband; finally, she embraced self-reliance during her long widowhood. Fresh, witty, and accessible, Queen Victoria is a compelling assessment of Victoria's mercurial character and impact, written with the irony, flourish, and insight that this queen and her rule so richly deserve. - Jacket flap
The twelve caesars : the dramatic lives of the emperors of Rome by Matthew Dennison( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the lives and times of the Roman emperors traces how their reigns marked Rome's shift from a republic to an influential empire, offering a sequence of biographies that offers insight into the political and social dynamics of each ruler's time
Livia, Empress of Rome : a biography by Matthew Dennison( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second wife of the emperor Augustus, mother of his successor Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius, and great-grandmother of Caligula, the empress Livia lives close to the center of Roman political power for eight turbulent decades. In this new biography of the infamous empress Livia, Matthew Dennison brings to life a woman long believed to be one of the most feared villainesses of history
Empress of Rome : the life of Livia by Matthew Dennison( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second wife of the emperor Augustus and the mother of his successor Tiberius, Livia has been vilified by posterity (most notably by Tacitus and Robert Graves) as the quintessence of the scheming Roman matriarch, poisoning her relatives one by one to smooth her son's path to the imperial throne. In this elegant and rigorously researched biography, Matthew Dennison rescues the historical Livia from this crudely drawn caricature of the popular imagination
At home with colour by Matthew Dennison( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of contradictions by Matthew Dennison( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Victoria is Britain's queen of contradictions. In her combination of deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology; romanticism and prudishness, she became a spirit of the age to which she gave her name. This is a compelling assessment of Victoria's mercurial character and indelible impact
Over the hills and far away : the life of beatrix potter by Matthew Dennison( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

aBeatrix Potter is one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years. Yet how she achieved this legendary status is just one of several stories of Beatrix Potter's remarkable and unexpected life. Inspired by the twenty-three 'tales', Matthew Dennison takes a selection of quotations from Potter's stories and uses them to explore her multi-faceted life and character: repressed Victorian daughter; thwarted lover; artistic genius; formidable countrywoman. They chart her transformation from a young girl with a love of animals and fairy tales into a bestselling author and canny businesswoman, so deeply unusual for the Victorian era in which she grew up. Embellished with photographs of Potter's life and her own illustrations, this short biography will delight anyone who has been touched by Beatrix Potter's work
Theory and simulation of liquid crystalline phases by Matthew Dennison( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita : rebel, iconoclast and the woman behind the mask by Matthew Dennison( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oliver Akers Douglas : new paintings( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The life of Vita Sackville-West : rebel, iconoclast and the woman behind the mask by Matthew Dennison( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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