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Holmes, Richard 1945-

Overview
Works: 96 works in 513 publications in 4 languages and 16,749 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Portraits  Outlines and syllabi  Interviews  Records and correspondence 
Subject Headings: Authors, English  Authors 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, win
Classifications: PR4483, 821.7
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Coleridge : early visions by Richard Holmes( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 3,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes's seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain's greatest poets. Coleridge: Early Visions is the first part of Holmes's classic biography of Coleridge that forever transformed our view of the poet of 'Kubla Khan' and his place in the Romantic Movement. Dismissed by much recent scholarship as an opium addict, plagiarist, political apostate and mystic charlatan, Richard Holmes's Coleridge leaps out of the page as a brilliant, animated and endlessly provoking figure who invades the imagination. This is an act of biographical recreation which brings back to life Coleridge's poetry and encyclopaedic thought, his creative energy and physical presence. He is vivid and unexpected. Holmes draws the reader into the labyrinthine complications of his subject's personality and literary power, and faces us with profound questions about the nature of creativity, the relations between sexuality and friendship, the shifting grounds of political and religious belief. - Publisher
Shelley : the pursuit by Richard Holmes( Book )

64 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dispensing with the long-established Victorian picture of Shelley as a blandly ethereal character, Richard Holmes projects a startling image of "a darker and more earthly, crueler and more capable figure." Expelled from college, disowned by his aristocratic father, driven from England, Shelley led a life marked from its beginning to its early end by a violent rejection of society; he embraced rebellion and disgrace without thought of the cost to himself or to others. Here we have the real Shelley - radical agitator, atheist, apostle of free love, but above all a brilliant and uncompromising poetic innovator, whose life and work have proved an essential inspiration to poets as varied as W.B. Yeats and Allen Ginsberg."--Jacket
Falling upwards : how we took to the air by Richard Holmes( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). The author includes accounts of the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar. The author documents as well the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher (who rose seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology); and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work
Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage by Richard Holmes( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account shows the relationship between Richard Savage - poet, playwright, and convicted murderer - and young Samuel Johnson and how that relationship led directly to the early masterpiece, "The Life of Richard Savage."
Coleridge by Richard Holmes( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelley on love : an anthology by Percy Bysshe Shelley( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short residence was first published in 1796 and Memoirs was first published in 1798
The chimeras by Gérard de Nerval( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romantic poets and their circle by Richard Holmes( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The popular ideal of the "inspired" artist, beautiful, brooding and young, owes its origin to portraits of the poets, writers and artists of the Romantic period. This group revolutionized English art and literature transforming our understanding of creativity and the individual imagination. Richard Holmes's engaging text explores the portraits and lives of Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and the circle that formed around Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William and Dorothy Wordsworth in the early nineteenth century. In a series of interwoven biographies, he shows how the idea of the Romantic genius spread through the Regency world of painting, journalism, theatre and even science." "The English Regency was a society of contradictions: on the one hand self-confident and elegant; on the other hand violent and dissolute. Yet there was a growing public hunger for glamorous, humorous and erotic images. Portraiture flourished, especially among friends, and the celebrity of male, and increasingly female, poets, writers and artists grew while literary reputations rose and fell with dizzy speed. The Romantic Poets and Their Circle presents an illustrated history of an extraordinary generation, and assesses the impact of their work on contemporary culture and society."--Jacket
The age of wonder : [how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science] by Richard Holmes( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Age of Wonder" explores the earliest ideas of deep time and space, and the explorers of "dynamic science": an infinite, mysterious Nature waiting to be discovered. Three lives dominate the book: William Herschel, his sister Caroline, and Humphry Davy
My fantoms by Théophile Gautier( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footsteps : adventures of a Romantic biographer by Richard Holmes( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van vier reizen in het voetspoor van de romantische letterkundigen R.L. Stevenson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Percy Byshhe Shelley en Gerard de Nerval
Falling upwards : how we took to the air by Richard Holmes( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of aviation moves from the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries and the firework flights of Sophie Blanchard to the long-distance voyages of American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar and to the terrifying high-altitude flights of James Glaisher. Listeners will discover the many writers and dreamers who felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. This is a subtle portrait of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision
Godwin on Wollstonecraft : memoirs of the author of 'The rights of woman' by William Godwin( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This long pursuit : reflections of a romantic biographer by Richard Holmes( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the great biographer of the Romantics, "This Long Pursuit" is a sweeping exploration of a career devoted to the art of life-writing. Thirty years ago Richard Holmes published Footsteps - a revolutionary book that would become a bestseller and influence profoundly a whole generation of younger writers. The Long Pursuit is a companion book in that it ranges widely over the arts, science, poetry and inspiration to reflect upon the practice and importance of biographical writing. Holmes wraps his arguments in an exquisite cloak of many colours,sewn from stories of a myriad different lives
Gilchrist on Blake : life of William Blake, pictor ignotus by Alexander Gilchrist( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was the first biography of Blake ever written, at a time when the great visionary poet and painter was generally forgotten, ridiculed or dismissed as insane
Coleridge by Richard Holmes( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

v. 1 : Early visions. Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes's seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain's greatest poets. Coleridge: Early Visions is the first part of Holmes's classic biography of Coleridge that forever transformed our view of the poet of 'Kubla Khan' and his place in the Romantic Movement. Dismissed by much recent scholarship as an opium addict, plagiarist, political apostate and mystic charlatan, Richard Holmes's Coleridge leaps out of the page as a brilliant, animated and endlessly provoking figure who invades the imagination. This is an act of biographical recreation which brings back to life Coleridge's poetry and encyclopaedic thought, his creative energy and physical presence. He is vivid and unexpected. Holmes draws the reader into the labyrinthine complications of his subject's personality and literary power, and faces us with profound questions about the nature of creativity, the relations between sexuality and friendship, the shifting grounds of political and religious belief. - Publisher
Sidetracks : explorations of a romantic biographer by Richard Holmes( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beautiful reissue, the author of 'Footsteps' collects the biographical curiosities he discovered while researching the romantic poets, creating a captivating mixture of biography and memoir. 'Sidetracks' is a sister book to 'Footsteps', conjured up from decades of 'wanderings from the straight and narrow' of his major biographies of Shelley and Coleridge. As Holmes himself says, 'to be sidetracked is, after all, to be led astray by a path or an idea, a scent or a tune, and maybe lost forever.' The centerpiece of the book is the poignant, inspiring story of Mary Woolstonecraft, the great feminist crusader and philosopher and her husband, William Godwin. But 'Sidetracks' winds through an extraordinary and eclectic assortment of Romantic and Gothic writers and personalities, all made hypnotically alive through Holmes's transforming touch. We meet Chatterton and Gautier, Pierrot and Voltaire, Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, James Boswell and Zelide, MR James and some very unpleasant gothic apparitions. 'Sidetracks' is a renewed examination of the strange and sometimes shadowy pathways of biography
The gothic imagination : conversations on fantasy, horror, and science fiction in the media by John C Tibbetts( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Gothic tradition continues to excite the popular imagination. John C. Tibbetts presents interviews and conversations with prominent novelists, filmmakers, artists, and film and television directors and actors as they trace the Gothic mode across three centuries, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, through H.P. Lovecraft, to today's science fiction, goth, and steampunk culture. H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert (Psycho) Bloch, Chris (The Polar Express, Jumanji) Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Gahan Wilson, Ray Harryhausen, Christopher Reeve, Greg Bear, William Shatner, and many more share their worlds of imagination and terror"--
 
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Coleridge : early visions
Alternative Names
Richard Holmes Author

Richard Holmes autor y académico británico

Richard Holmes autore e accademico britannico

Richard Holmes Biographe britannique

Richard Holmes britischer Biograf

Richard Holmes Brits auteur

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홈스, 리차드 1945-

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Languages
English (317)

Chinese (3)

Dutch (3)

French (3)

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Shelley : the pursuitDr. Johnson & Mr. SavageSelected poemsShelley on love : an anthologyA short residence in Sweden, Norway, and DenmarkThe Romantic poets and their circleThe age of wonder : [how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science]My fantoms