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The Resource English biography in the seventeenth century : a critical survey, Allan Pritchard

English biography in the seventeenth century : a critical survey, Allan Pritchard

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English biography in the seventeenth century : a critical survey
Title
English biography in the seventeenth century
Title remainder
a critical survey
Statement of responsibility
Allan Pritchard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Although biography is one of today's most flourishing literary genres, its early history has attracted much less attention than that of other forms, a neglect that is especially apparent in the case of the formative period of English biography, the seventeenth century. This new work by Allan Pritchard fills the scholarly void by providing a wide-ranging and comprehensive survey of this period's biographical writings." "After charting the growth of seventeenth-century biographical writing, Pritchard explores the ways in which traditional forms of religious biography and lives of princes and other secular figures were adapted to, and transformed by, the crises and revolutions of the period. He then considers the development of less traditional biographical types and analyses the emergence of a 'new biography,' concerned essentially with individuality and with private as well as public life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pritchard, Allan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography as a literary form
  • English prose literature
  • England
Label
English biography in the seventeenth century : a critical survey, Allan Pritchard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • growth of biographical writing.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Lives of the Protestant saints.
  • p. 30
  • 3.
  • Patterns in religious biography.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Izaak Walton's lives.
  • p. 78
  • 5.
  • Lives of public figures.
  • p. 91
  • 6.
  • Lives of writers : scientists and antiquaries.
  • p. 114
  • 7.
  • Lives of the poets.
  • p. 128
  • 8.
  • Brief lives : Thomas Fuller and Anthony Wood.
  • p. 145
  • 9.
  • Brief lives : John Aubrey.
  • p. 170
  • 10.
  • Biography as family history.
  • p. 199
  • 11.
  • Roger North : lives of the Norths.
  • p. 219
Control code
o70015839842
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 p
Isbn
9780802038890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
English biography in the seventeenth century : a critical survey, Allan Pritchard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • growth of biographical writing.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Lives of the Protestant saints.
  • p. 30
  • 3.
  • Patterns in religious biography.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Izaak Walton's lives.
  • p. 78
  • 5.
  • Lives of public figures.
  • p. 91
  • 6.
  • Lives of writers : scientists and antiquaries.
  • p. 114
  • 7.
  • Lives of the poets.
  • p. 128
  • 8.
  • Brief lives : Thomas Fuller and Anthony Wood.
  • p. 145
  • 9.
  • Brief lives : John Aubrey.
  • p. 170
  • 10.
  • Biography as family history.
  • p. 199
  • 11.
  • Roger North : lives of the Norths.
  • p. 219
Control code
o70015839842
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 p
Isbn
9780802038890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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