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Dennison, Matthew

Overview
Works: 20 works in 99 publications in 4 languages and 4,028 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  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 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an engrossing biography of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter that focuses on her relationship with her willful mother -- a powerful and insightful look into two women of significant importance and influence in world history. Beatrice was the last child born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father died when she was four and Victoria came to depend on her youngest daughter absolutely, and also demanded from her complete submission. Victoria was not above laying it down regally even with her own children. Beatrice succumbed to her mother's obsessive love, so that by the time she was in her late teens she was her constant companion and running her mother's office, which meant that when Victoria died her daughter became literary executor, a role she conducted with Teutonic thoroughness. And although Victoria tried to prevent Beatrice even so much as thinking of love, her guard slipped when Beatrice met Prince Henry of Battenberg. Sadly, Beatrice inherited from her mother the hemophilia gene, which she passed on to two of her four sons and which her daughter Victoria Eugenia, in marrying Alfonso XIII of Spain, in turn passed on to the Spanish royal family. This new examination will restore her to her proper prominence -- as Queen Victoria's second consort. - Jacket flap
Queen Victoria : a life of contradictions by Matthew Dennison( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critically acclaimed author of The Last Princess presents an accessible account of Queen Victoria's life that examines her contradictory views and lasting influence, covering such topics as her reinvention of the monarchy, relationship with her mother and self-reliance in widowhood
The twelve caesars : the dramatic lives of the emperors of Rome by Matthew Dennison( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 608 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
Behind the mask : the life of Vita Sackville-West by Matthew Dennison( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization. In this stunning new biography of Vita Sackville-West, Matthew Dennison traces the triumph and contradictions of Vita's extraordinary life. His narrative charts a fascinating course from Vita's lonely childhood at Knole, through her affectionate but 'open' marriage to Harold Nicolson (during which both husband and wife energetically pursued homosexual affairs, Vita most famously with Virginia Woolf), and through Vita's literary successes and disappointments, to the famous gardens the couple created at Sissinghurst. The book tells how, from her privileged world of the aristocracy, Sackville-West brought her penchant for costume, play-acting and rebellion to the artistic vanguard of modern Britain. Dennison is the acclaimed author of many books including a biography of Queen Victoria. Here, in the first biography to be written of Vita for thirty years, he reveals the whole story and gets behind 'the beautiful mask' of Vita's public achievements to reveal an often troubled persona which heroically resisted compromise on every level. Drawing on wideranging sources and the extensive letters that sustained her marriage, this is a compelling story of love, loss and jealousy, of high-life and low points, of binding affection and illicit passion - a portrait of an extraordinary, 20th-century life"--
Livia, Empress of Rome : a biography by Matthew Dennison( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 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
Over the hills and far away : the life of Beatrix Potter by Matthew Dennison( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by the twenty-three "tales," Matthew Dennison takes a selection of quotations from Potter's stories and uses them to explore her multifaceted life and character: repressed Victorian daughter; thwarted lover; artistic genius; formidable country woman. This dramatic narrative charts 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. Including photographs of Potter's life as well as her own illustrations, this biography will delight anyone who has been touched by Beatrix Potter's work."--Jacket
Empress of Rome : the life of Livia by Matthew Dennison( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 223 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of contradictions by Matthew Dennison( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 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
Behind the mask : the life of Vita Sackville-West by Matthew Dennison( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristocrat, literary celebrity, 'Rose Queen', devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast - Vita Sackville-West was many things, but she was never straightforward. Her life is re-told here in a dazzling new biography. In this stunning portrait of Vita Sackville-West, Matthew Dennison traces the triumph and contradictions of Vita's extraordinary life. His narrative charts a fascinating course from Vita's lonely childhood at Knole, through her affectionate but 'open' marriage to Harold Nicolson (during which both husband and wife energetically pursued homosexual affairs, Vita most famously with Virginia Woolf), and through Vita's literary successes and disappointments, to the famous gardens the couple created at Sissinghurst. The book tells how, from her privileged world of the aristocracy, Sackville-West brought her penchant for costume, play-acting and rebellion to the artistic vanguard of modern Britain. Dennison is the acclaimed author of many books including a biography of Queen Victoria. Here, in the first biography to be written of Vita for thirty years, he reveals the whole story and gets behind 'the beautiful mask' of Vita's public achievements to reveal an often troubled persona which heroically resisted compromise on every level. Drawing on wide-ranging sources and the extensive letters that sustained her marriage, this is a compelling story of love, loss and jealousy, of high-life and low points, of binding affection and illicit passion - a portrait of an extraordinary, 20th-century life
Queen Victoria : A Life of Contradictions by Matthew Dennison( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh, witty, accessible life of Queen Victoria. Not since Lytton Strachey has the irony, contradictions and influence of this Queen been treated with such flourish or biographical insight. Reigning over a lifetime, Queen Victoria embodied the spirit of the contradictory era to which she lent her name. She championed modern art and photography but resisted education for the working classes and woman's suffrage; she advocated cultural imperialism, tempered by imperial compassion; in her deference to her husband Prince Albert and her protracted mourning of his death, she combined wifely submission with regal obstinacy. Original and accessible, 'Queen Victoria' is a compelling assessment of the ruler's mercurial character, her key relationships and her impact on her own age and beyond
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

FIRST IRON LADY by Matthew Dennison( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 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

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

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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