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Holroyd, Michael

Overview
Works: 225 works in 1,128 publications in 7 languages and 21,770 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Autobiographies  Psychological fiction  Drama  Reviews  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, pre, Compiler
Classifications: PR5366, B
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Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd( Book )

138 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To his own generation Bernard Shaw's greatest creation seemed to be himself. Playwright, wit, socialist, polemicist and irresistible charmer, he was the most controversial literary figure of his age and the scourge of all that was most oppressive in late-Victorian England. In his writing and public speeches, he embodied the unfamiliar virtues of reason, sense and unanswerable good humor. And yet, as the opening volume of this masterly four-volume biography makes clear, Shaw's invention of this monumental figure was a paradoxical method of concealment and his way of coming to terms with a world that had abandoned him in childhood. - Jacket flap
Lytton Strachey : a critical biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

60 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustus John : a biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

54 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a biography of Welsh painter Augustus John (1878-1961). In the early part of the 1900s, he was an important practitioner of Post-Impressionism in the United Kingdom. By the age of 20 he had won a reputation for his brilliant drawing technique. Here he soon emerged as a bohemian figure as well as a highly gifted artist. The need to support Ida Nettleship (1877-1907), whom he married in 1901, led him to accept a post teaching art at the University of Liverpool. John Sampson, then University Librarian and an acknowledged expert on gypsies, became a friend and a major influence on him, introducing him to the Romany language and way of life. This led him to spend periods traveling with his growing family in gypsy caravans through Wales and England and inspired much of his work before World War I, including a series of etchings depicting gypsy life. He is best known for his portraits of leading European personalities, including those of James Joyce and George Bernard Shaw
The Genius of Shaw : a symposium by Michael Holroyd( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Shaw declared that he had over a dozen reputations, and in The Genius of Shaw, Michael Holroyd and his team of distinguished writers have a look at them. This book, which is partly critical and partly biographical, examines the careers of a dozen different men - all of them George Bernard Shaw. [inside cover]
A strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their remarkable families by Michael Holroyd( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their families; and discusses Terry's acting career, marriage to George Frederick Watts, and her feminist daughter, Edith Craig; as well as Irving's successes as an actor and manager in Victorian England and his sons
Lytton Strachey by Michael Holroyd( Book )

93 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Michael Holroyd's life of Strachey first appeared in the late 1960s [1967], it was hailed as a landmark in contemporary biography. Drawing on new material, published and unpublished, Holroyd completely revised and rewrote his [book] in 1995 to tell the full story of this complex man and his world as it could not be told while many of Strachey's friends and lovers were still alive. At the heart of the story is the ... liaison between Strachey and the painter Dora Carrington. [It is a] panorama of the social, literary, political and sexual life of a generation. ..."--Back cover
A book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathers by Michael Holroyd( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares the stories of unknown women who played significant roles in the lives of prominent figures, including a mistress shared by the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales (Alice Keppel), a creative muse of Auguste Rodin (Eve Fairfax), and a novelist lover of Vita Sackville-West (Violet Trefusis). He also reflects on himself as investigator and biographer
Works on paper : the craft of biography and autobiography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays presents two pieces on the ethics and values of nonfiction writing and continues with an examination of several contemporary biographers, discussions of the author's experiences, and a treatise on the role of fiction
Lytton Strachey : the new biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In telling Strachey's life anew, Holroyd has drawn on a wealth of previously unavailable material, bring fresh candor and accuracy to his account of Strachey's friendships with E. M. Forster, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, Ralph and Frances Patridge, and his companion Dora Carrington, among others. In many of Bloomsbury's three-cornered relationships, Holroyd could lay claim to only two sides of the triangle. Now he has all three with which to recount the story of this extraordinary man and his complex world. At the center of the drama is the long-lasting relationship between Strachey and Carrington and their "Triangular Trinity of Happiness" with Ralph Partridge. In equally elegant and humorous prose, Holroyd shows the parts that many men and women played in this comedy of manners as it developed into a tragedy
Lytton Strachey by himself; a self-portrait by Lytton Strachey( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboeknotities van schrijver en essayist die een belangrijke rol speelde in de Bloomsbury-group. Strachey was openlijk biseksueel
The art of Augustus John by Augustus John( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shorter Strachey by Lytton Strachey( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keuze uit de essays van de Engelse biograaf en criticus (1880-1932)
God's fifth column : a biography of the age, 1890-1940 by William Alexander Gerhardie( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unreceived opinions by Michael Holroyd( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd( Book )

61 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Iers-Britse toneelschrijver (1856-1950) over de periode 1918-1950
A month in the country by J. L Carr( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summers, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter's extraordinary depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life."--Page 4 of cover
Hugh Kingsmill, a critical biography by Michael Holroyd( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pygmalion and Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a story in which a professor succeeds in transforming an unkempt London flower girl into a society belle and a play involving a complex moral debate, pitting a munitions manufacturer against an officer in the Salvation Army
Lytton Strachey and the Bloomsbury group: his work, their influence by Michael Holroyd( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustus John : a biography. Vol. 2, the years of experience by Michael Holroyd( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bernard Shaw
Alternative Names
Courcy Fraser Holroyd, Michael de 1935-

De Courcy Fraser Holroyd, Michael 1935-

Fraser Holroyd, Michael de Courcy 1935-

Holroyd, Michael

Holroyd, Michael 1935-

Holroyd, Michael de Courcy Fraser 1935-

Michael Holroyd Brits biograaf

Michael Holroyd englischer Biograph

Майкл Холройд

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邁克爾·霍洛德

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Augustus John : a biographyA strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their remarkable familiesLytton StracheyA book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathersWorks on paper : the craft of biography and autobiographyLytton Strachey : the new biographyLytton Strachey by himself; a self-portraitGod's fifth column : a biography of the age, 1890-1940