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Pearson, Hesketh 1887-1964

Overview
Works: 284 works in 1,514 publications in 5 languages and 29,006 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR5823, 928.2
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Dickens, his character, comedy, and career by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

57 editions published between 1949 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,274 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 )

39 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 1,248 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 )

59 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 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 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 1,132 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 )

25 editions published between 1942 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert and Sullivan : a biography by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

67 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 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 had individual, quite different, personalities – and their equally famous quarrel. Pearson describes their lives rather than criticise their works
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 1,051 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 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No figure of the high Renaissance blazes down the centuries with greater brilliance than the warrior, lover, statesman who united France after the hideous blood-letting of the religious wars: Henry of Navarre, Henry IV of France, le Vert Galant, one of the most winning, vital and humorous human beings who ever lived. As Hesketh Pearson says, 'With the single exception of his grandson, Charles II of England, he was the only monarch in history who had a thoroughly civilized outlook, who would be accepted today as an intelligent contemporary .... They were rational, sensible, tolerant, humane, witty and wise, infused with a keener sense of liberty, equality and fraternity than most republicans; though if they were living in the present age they would have to conduct their love affairs with greater discretion.' Pearson's enthusiasm for Henry IV comes through on every page of this lusty biography; at the same time every aspect of his life has been thoroughly studied and documented. The narrative of Henry's great achievements is moving; his generosity and marvelous sanity, so extraordinary among the brawls and evil bigotries of his period, strike us as no less remarkable in our own tune. A fine biography of one of the great kings of all time, whose words 'I make war, I make love, I build' summarized his character and outlook."--Dust jacket
The life of Oscar Wilde by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

109 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 825 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 756 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
G.B.S., a postscript by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

23 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of Shakespeare. With an anthology of Shakespeare's poetry by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

16 editions published between 1942 and 1987 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the wits by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

16 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 684 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 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary people by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

13 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 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
Doctor Darwin by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

21 editions published between 1930 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 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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Alternative Names
an Ex-Diplomat

Ex-diplomat.

Ex-diplomat 1887-1964

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