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Pearson, Hesketh 1887-1964

Overview
Works: 285 works in 1,557 publications in 5 languages and 28,759 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR5823, 928.2
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Dickens, his character, comedy, and career by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

59 editions published between 1949 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and portraits
The man Whistler by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

40 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American painter, James McNeil Whistler, aroused great controversy. His work also significantly influenced interior decoration. But Whistler was as famous for his biting wit, fights, quarrels and sharp attacks on art critics. Pearson here shows him as his friends saw him and adds fresh insight drawn from meetings with people who knew him
Johnson and Boswell; the story of their lives by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesketh Pearson's biography is the first to combine the story of the two men whose lives were inseparable in the history of literature. The book starts with Samuel Johnson's career up to the moment he met Boswell, then we follow James Boswell's until he met Johnson, and took him on a journey to the Hebrides. From this point their lives mingled. Pearson has included reliable contemporary accounts of Johnson, such as Fanny Burney's, and has skilfully made sense of Boswell's own writings to form a clearer picture of the man of letters
Conan Doyle by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

63 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sympathetic biography of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, portraying some of the contradictory facets of this Scotsman
Sir Walter Scott, his life and personality by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

11 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde, his life and wit by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

20 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A greedy cat grows enormous as he eats everything in sight, including his friends and neighbors who call him fat
G.B.S. : a full length portrait by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

26 editions published between 1942 and 1952 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dizzy : the life & personality of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

15 editions published between 1951 and 1974 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804? 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government in four decades, twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846"--Wikipedia
Henry of Navarre, the king who dared by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry IV (13 December 1553-14 May 1610), Henri-Quatre, was King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 to 1610 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first French monarch of the House of Bourbon. Baptised a Catholic, he converted to Protestantism along with his mother Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre. He inherited the throne of Navarre in 1572 on the death of his mother. As a Huguenot, Henry was involved in the French Wars of Religion; he barely escaped assassination at the time of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, and he later led Protestant forces against the royal army. As a French Prince of the Blood by reason of his descent from King Louis IX, he ascended the throne of France upon the death of his childless cousin Henry III in 1589. In accepting the throne, he found it prudent to abjure his Calvinist faith. Regardless, his coronation was followed by a four-year war against the Catholic League to establish his legitimacy. One of the most popular French kings, both during and after his reign, Henry showed great care for the welfare of his subjects. As a pragmatic politician, he displayed an unusual religious tolerance for the time. Notably, he enacted the Edict of Nantes in 1598, which guaranteed religious liberties to Protestants, thereby effectively ending the Wars of Religion. He was assassinated by François Ravaillac, a fanatical Catholic."--Wikipedia
Gilbert and Sullivan : a biography by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

56 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The operas of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan are an institution. Hesketh Pearson's biography is of the two men who together formed a famous partnership and he is interested in them as individual, quite different personalities - one of the explanations behind their equally famous quarrel. Pearson describes their lives rather than criticise their works. As the operas such as 'The Mikado' and 'The Pirates of Penzance' live on the stage, here their authors come to life in a biography
The life of Oscar Wilde by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

110 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G.B.S., a postscript by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

23 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert, his life and strife by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full, intimate life story of the who, with Sir Arthur sullivan, created the operas that have delighted audiences ever since
A life of Shakespeare. With an anthology of Shakespeare's poetry by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

17 editions published between 1942 and 1987 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beerbohm Tree: his life and laughter by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

12 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the wits by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

16 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies-in-miniature of 14 representative British wits extending in time from the 17th to the 20th century
The last actor-managers by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary people by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

13 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character sketches of ten men and one woman the biographer thought interesting for their oddness. Two of the author's short essays are included
The Smith of Smiths : being the life, wit and humour of Sydney Smith by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

29 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Scott : his life and personality by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

34 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a portrait of a man whose life was more extraordinary than his novels. As a child he suffered from infantile paralysis, as a young man he experienced a tragic love affair, in middle age he endured prolonged illness and in old age financial ruin. Yet despite all he became the first bestselling novelist, poet and historian
 
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Gilbert and Sullivan : a biography
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Conan DoyleGilbert and Sullivan : a biographyThe Smith of Smiths : being the life, wit and humour of Sydney Smith
Alternative Names
an Ex-Diplomat

Ex-diplomat.

Ex-diplomat 1887-1964

Hesketh Pearson British writer

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Pearson, Edward Hesketh Gibbons.

Pearson, Edward Hesketh Gibbons 1887-1964

Pearson, Edward Hesketh Gibbson.

Pearson, Eward Hesketh Gibbons

Pearson, Hesketh

Pirson, Chesket 1887-1964

Pirson, H.

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Pirsonas Hesketas

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