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Holroyd, Michael

Overview
Works: 258 works in 879 publications in 3 languages and 21,937 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Conference proceedings  Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PR5366, B
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Lytton Strachey; a critical biography by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
96 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,501 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
Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
90 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,252 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
Augustus John : a biography by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
49 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,692 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 ( Book )
13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bidrag fra et symposion om den irsk-engelske forfatter og dramatiker Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
A strange eventful history : the dramatic lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and their remarkable families by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 964 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
Bernard Shaw : the one-volume definitive edition by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A one-volume abridgement of Holroyd's original four-volume study
A book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathers by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 827 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 )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 805 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 by himself; a self-portrait by Lytton Strachey ( Book )
15 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of Augustus John by Augustus John ( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shorter Strachey by Lytton Strachey ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
God's fifth column : a biography of the age, 1890-1940 by William Alexander Gerhardie ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unreceived opinions by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A month in the country by J. L Carr ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 389 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."--P. [4] of cover
Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
31 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Iers-Britse toneelschrijver (1856-1950) over de periode 1898-1918
The best of Hugh Kingsmill: selections from his writings by Hugh Kingsmill ( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hugh Kingsmill, a critical biography by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pygmalion and Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 215 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
Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd ( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van de verwikkelingen rond de nalatenschap van de Iers-Britse toneelschrijver (1856-1950)
Autobiography [of] Augustus John by Augustus John ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Courcy Fraser Holroyd, Michael de 1935-
De Courcy Fraser Holroyd, Michael 1935-
Fraser Holroyd, Michael de Courcy 1935-
Holroyd, Michael 1935-
Holroyd, Michael de Courcy Fraser 1935-
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Languages
English (514)
French (3)
Italian (1)
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