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Award Winning Books by
RICHARD HOLMES

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
132 reviews (2009) (576p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non)
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 A riveting history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook on his first Endeavour voyage in se...
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Coleridge by Richard Holmes
2 reviews (1999) (357p) (Amazon)
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 With this collection, renowned Colridge biographer, Richard Holmes, casts new light on the poets sensibilities and accomplishments. Holmes divides the poems into eight categories of theme and genre, dispeling the myth of Coleridge as "the metaphysical dreamer" and rediscovering him as a Romantic autobiographer of tremendous power and range.

At the heart of Selected Poems are the Conv...
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Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834 by Richard Holmes
14 reviews (1999) (656p) (NYTimes Non)
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 Richard Holmes's Coleridge: Early Visions won the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year Prize. Coleridge: Darker Reflections, the long-awaited second volume, chronicles the last thirty years of his career (1804-1834), a period of domestic and professional turmoil. His marriage foundered, his opium addiction increased, he quarreled bitterly with Wordsworth, and his son, Hartley (a gifted po...
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FOOTSTEPS: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer by Richard Holmes
7 reviews (1985) (292p) (NYTimes Non)
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 This is the story of a young English biographer travelling alone through Europe in search of the romantic writers of the past. It begins when the author is 18, sleeping rough in the remote hills of the Cevenness and ends when he is 30, deciding to come home from his attic room in Paris....
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Richard Holmes Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 2  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 1  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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