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Author Whittemore, Reed, 1919-2012.

Title Pure Lives : the Early Biographers / Reed Whittemore
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988-
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Description 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents V. 1. Plutarch and the dream of virtue -- Hagiography and Aelfric -- Three Italians: Machiavelli, Cellini, and Vasari -- Chronicles, Holinshed, Shakespeare -- and breaking out -- Samuel Johnson -- And the Boswell connection -- Laurence Sterne: an eighteenth-century wild card -- Appendix: Johnson on biography
Analysis Biographical prose, to 1900 - Critical studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, pages 151-154) and index
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Subject Biographers -- History
Biography as a literary form.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
ISBN 1421434083