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Holmes, Richard 1945-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 433 publications in 5 languages and 16,031 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works  Sources 
Subject Headings: Authors, English  Authors 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4483, B
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Most widely held works about Richard Holmes
 
Most widely held works by Richard Holmes
Coleridge : early visions by Richard Holmes( Book )

88 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... The first volume of Richard Holmes's life of Coleridge was hailed by Michael Holroyd as "a modern masterpiece, a book that marks a climax in the golden age of modern biography." The romantic writer who emerges from these pages is unforgettably vivid and unexpected. Holmes gives us a true portrait of unfolding genius---a man who learns as much from children's games as from philosophic treatises, as much from bird flight as from theology
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science by Richard Holmes( Book )

41 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,735 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
Shelley : the pursuit by Richard Holmes( Book )

54 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelley: The Pursuit is the book with which Richard Holmes'the finest literary biographer of our day'made his name. Dispensing with the long-established Victorian picture of Shelley as a blandly ethereal character, 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
Falling upwards : how we took to the air by Richard Holmes( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,019 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 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 )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a biographical study by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the life of author Samuel Taylor Coleridge and presents a sample of his poetry, including complete works and excerpts, with a brief, explanatory introduction to each
Shelley on love : an anthology by Percy Bysshe Shelley( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 310 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 261 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 249 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( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 207 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 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling upwards : how we took to the air by Richard Holmes( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 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
Footsteps : adventures of a Romantic biographer by Richard Holmes( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft by William Godwin( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Godwin's memoir of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, marks a transition in Godwin's philosophical development from extreme rationalism to the recognition of the moral importance of feeling and sympathy that was to energize his later writings. Memoirs also belongs to a tradition of biographical writing that sought to transform the consciousness of readers by using individual history as an agent of historical change. Written during the weeks following Wollstonecraft's early death, Memoirs provides an interpretation of the relations between Wollstonecraft's writings and her personal history, a candid account of her various relationships, and a vindication of her egalitarian intimacy with Godwin. This modern, scholarly edition, geared for student use, includes a wide range of primary sources, together with excerpts from Godwin's other writings and from his biographical models."--Jacket
Gilchrist on Blake : life of William Blake, pictor ignotus by Alexander Gilchrist( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Savage by Samuel Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Lawrence portraits by Thomas Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Alternative Names
Richard Holmes Author

Richard Holmes autor y acadmico britnico

Richard Holmes autore e accademico britannico

Richard Holmes Biographe britannique

Richard Holmes britischer Biograf

Richard Holmes Brits auteur

Languages
English (344)

Dutch (4)

Chinese (3)

French (2)

Polish (2)

Covers
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of scienceShelley : the pursuitDr. Johnson & Mr. SavageColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge, a biographical studyShelley on love : an anthologyA short residence in Sweden, Norway, and DenmarkThe Romantic poets and their circle