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Pearson, Hesketh 1887-1964

Overview
Works: 205 works in 1,316 publications in 5 languages and 28,671 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR5366, 928.2
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Dickens, his character, comedy, and career by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

52 editions published between 1949 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 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
Sir Walter Scott, his life and personality by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

9 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnson and Boswell; the story of their lives by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

40 editions published between 1958 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G.B.S. : a full length portrait by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 1946 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conan Doyle by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

51 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sympathetic and illuminating portrait. Pearson was interested in the many contradictions in Conan Doyle – the conventional Scottish doctor who pursued the occult, was interested in spiritualism and fairies, invented Sherlock Holmes yet came to detest his creation. Pearson’s very readable portrait is by turns admiring, witty and moving
Henry of Navarre, the King who dared by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1951 and 1973 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

63 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 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
A life of Shakespeare. With an anthology of Shakespeare's poetry by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Oscar Wilde by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

97 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 810 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 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in English and held by 771 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
Lives of the wits by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

15 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 697 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 )

24 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Shaw : his life and personality by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

69 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Smith of Smiths : being the life, wit and humour of Sydney Smith by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

40 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary people by Hesketh Pearson( Book )

13 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 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
 
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Gilbert and Sullivan; a biography
Alternative Names
an Ex-Diplomat

Ex-diplomat.

Ex-diplomat 1887-1964

Hesketh Pearson biographe

Hesketh Pearson British writer

Pearson, Edward Hesketh Gibbons.

Pearson, Edward Hesketh Gibbons 1887-1964

Pearson, Edward Hesketh Gibbson.

Pearson, Eward Hesketh Gibbons

Pirson, Chesket 1887-1964

Pirson, H.

Pirson, Hesket.

Pirson, Khesket

Pīrsons, Heskets 1887-1964

Пирсон, Хескет

Пирсон, Хескет 1887-1964

هـ. بيرسون، 1887-1964

ピアソン, ヘスキス

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Conan DoyleGilbert and Sullivan; a biographyThe Smith of Smiths : being the life, wit and humour of Sydney Smith