London the Autobiography

London  the Autobiography

This book is an inside account by those who truly have the knowledge, who are the black cab drivers of the city's past: Londoners themselves, together with some of their guests. It is London's autobiography. S The uprising against Roman ...

Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780337500

Category: History

Page: 576

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In London: The Autobiography the life of the capital is told, for the first time, by those who made it and saw it at first hand. From Roman times to the 21st century, Londoners and visitors to the city have recounted the extraordinary events, everyday life and character of this unique and influential city - from politics, culture, sport, religion, and reportage. This book brings to vivid life the human trial of the capital including invasions by the Vikings, the brutal execution of Sir Thomas More, the sight of a whale swimming up the Thames and the rebuilding of St Paul's by Sir Christopher Wren, as well as the everyday life of the city. Includes contributions from George Orwell, Martin Amis, Dr Johnson, Karl Marx, Winston Churchill, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Virginia Woolfe, George Melly, Tacitus, Samuel Pepys and many others. Packed with personality and character, this book is a must-buy for anyone interested in London as well as a wonderful story of the city at the heart of the nation. Praise for Jon E Lewis: 'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army 'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book.' Daily Express [A] compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' Daily Telegraph
Categories: History

A Man s Place

A Man s Place

Gisborne , John A Brief Memoir of the Life of John Gisborne Esq . , London , 1852 . Grant , Brewin The Dissenting World : an Autobiography , 2nd edn , London , 1869 . Hardy , R.S. Commerce and Christianity : Memorial of Jonas Sugden of ...

Author: John Tosh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300123620

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Based on family records and didactic texts, this book reconstructs how men of the Victorian middle class experienced the demands of an exacting domestic code, and how they negotiated its contradictions.
Categories: Social Science

The Indian Autobiographies in English

The Indian Autobiographies in English

The Eden Memoirs.' Facing the Dictators, Cassell, London, 1962. Franklin, Benjamin: The Autobiography, The Peter Pauper Press, New York, n.d. Freud, Sigmund: An Autobiographical Study, trans. James Strachey, Hogarth Press & The ...

Author: Rcp Sinha

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481784931

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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Self-portrayal has become an integral part of modern culture and India equally shares this universal mood. A large number of Indians have committed themselves to the writing of their autobiographies in English as well as in the regional languages. It is exciting to know that those in English have been produced by some of the finest minds of the country, such as Raja Rammohun Roy, Lal Behari Day, Surendra Nath Banerjea, Bipin Chandra Pal, Lala Lajpat Rai, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, P.C. Roy, S. Radhakrishnan, Sachchidanand Sinha and Nirad C. Chaudhury. It is highly fascinating to read their testimony in the shaping of modern Indian history. Even more exciting are the glimpses into their private lives and the interrelation between the portrait and the man. This study is the first comprehensive attempt to critically evaluate these works and shows how in modern times Indians begin to get over the proverbial Indian inhibition in talking of private affairs hesitatingly first and then with a devastating even embarrassing frankness. This study, in passing also tries to dispel the impression that no autobiographical tradition existed in ancient and medieval India.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A History of Harrow School 1324 1991

A History of Harrow School  1324 1991

MACLURE , J. STUART , Educational Documents : England and Wales 1816 to the Present Day ( 5th edn . , London , 1986 ) . ... Memoir of Rev. F. Hodgson , ii ( London , 1878 ) . MERIVALE , C. , Autobiography and Letters , ed .

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198227965

Category: Education

Page: 706

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This history of Harrow School, based on access to the school and governors' archives, investigates the school's governors masters, pupils, finances and curriculum, within the context of shifting political, cultural and educational circumstances.
Categories: Education

Catalogue of the Library of the Parliament of Ontario

Catalogue of the Library of the Parliament of Ontario

Completing “ The Autobiography of a Seaman . ” By Thomas , Eleventh Earl of Dundonald ... Ellis , Mrs. The Mothers of Great Men . Illustrated . 8vo . London , 1876 . Emmet , Thomas Addis . Memoir of . By Charles G. Haines . 12mo .

Author: Ontario. Legislative Library


ISBN: MINN:31951002026333S

Category: Library catalogs

Page: 558

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Categories: Library catalogs

Women of the Fields

Women of the Fields

London , 1771 . DIARIES , BIOGRAPHY , AUTOBIOGRAPHY , AND MEMOIR Arch , J. , The Story of His Life Told by Himself , and Edited with a Preface by the Countess of Warwick , London , 1898 . Ashby , M. K. , Joseph Ashby of Tysoe 1859-1919 ...

Author: Karen Sayer

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719041422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Item "describes the work that women did in agriculture, as seen in the parliamentary reports of 1843, 1967 [sic., 1867] and the 1890s, and the meanings given to that work in the local and national press, farming advice books, autobiographies and the art and literature of the period" -- back cover.
Categories: Business & Economics

Approaches to Victorian Autobiography

Approaches to Victorian Autobiography

Sara Coleridge, Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge ed. by her daughter (London: Henry S. King & Company, 1873). 23. Trollopc. pp. 21-22, 32. 24. Samuel Smiles, Autobiography ed. Thomas Mackay (New York: Dutton. 1905) . 25.

Author: George P. Landow


ISBN: UOM:39015002220351

Category: Authors, English

Page: 416

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Categories: Authors, English

Dictionary Catalogue

Dictionary Catalogue

1871 -Cartwright , P. Autobiography . ed . W. P. Strickland 12 ° New York . 1856 -Coffin , L. Reminiscences of Levi Coffin .. 12o Cincinnati 1880 -Coleridge , S. T. Biographia Literaria 12 ° London . 1867 Delany , M. G. Autobiography ...

Author: Illinois State Library


ISBN: UIUC:30112066926863

Category: Library catalogs


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The Pursuit of Serenity

The Pursuit of Serenity

A Study , ( London , 1904 ) Hogben , Lancelot , Great Contemporaries , ( London , 1935 ) Hopkins , Ellice , Life and ... ( London , 1935 ) Moore , George , Confessions of a Young Man , ( London , 1972 ) Muir , Edwin , An Autobiography ...

Author: Chris Nottingham

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053563865

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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Havelock Ellis' reputation has been in free fall since his death in 1939. Though still acknowledged as a pioneer in the study of human sexuality, he now evokes hostility from those he would have considered his natural heirs. Feminist authors have been particularly critical, identifying him as the kind of friend women would have done well to ignore. While there is no need to put Ellis back on his pedestal, it is clear that recent interpretations underestimate his significance for progressive politics on both sides of the Atlantic. This book examines the many areas to which he contributed (preventive medicine, progressive penology, internationalism, the championing of Ibsen and Nietzsche, as well as feminism and human sexuality) and argues that the vision unifying his endeavors was rooted in the radical generational movement which swept through London in the late nineteenth century. This approach offers both appreciation of Ellis and a richer, more realistic view of the progressive tradition itself.
Categories: Social Science

The Phenomenology of Autobiography

The Phenomenology of Autobiography

Autobiography in the American Renaissance,” in Paul John Eakin (ed.). American Autobiography: Retrospect and Prospect. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, ... London: Free Association Books, [1954] 1988. Print. Cohn, Dorrit.

Author: Arnaud Schmitt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351701020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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Taking a fresh look at the state of autobiography as a genre, The Phenomenology of Autobiography: Making it Real takes a deep dive into the experience of the reader. Dr. Schmitt argues that current trends in the field of life writing have taken the focus away from the text and the initial purpose of autobiography as a means for the author to communicate with a reader and narrate an experience. The study puts autobiography back into a communicational context, and putting forth the notion that one of the reasons why life writing can so often be aesthetically unsatisfactory, or difficult to distinguish from novels, is because it should not be considered as a literary genre, but as a modality with radically different rules and means of evaluation. In other words, not only is autobiography radically different from fiction due to its referentiality, but, first and foremost, it should be read differently.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography