Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life free pdf This is the winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography 2014. "Brilliant and passionate ...a haunting tale of blighted hope, personal tragedy and rare, late fulfilment". (Observer). Penelope Fitzgerald published her first book aged sixty. She went on to become one of the greatest of English novelists. Her remarkable life spans most of the twentieth century, and moves from a Bishop's Palace to a sinking barge, from a demanding intellectual family to hardship and poverty, from a life of teaching and obscurity to a blaze of renown. She was awarded the Booker Prize in 1979 for her novel Offshore, and her last work, The Blue Flower, is widely acclaimed as a work of genius. This brilliant account - by a biographer whom Fitzgerald herself admired - pursues her life, her writing, and her secret self, with fascinated interest, and has become one of the most celebrated literary biographies of recent times.

About Hermione Lee

Hermione Lee is a biographer, critic, and teacher of literature. Her previous books include the internationally acclaimed biography, Virginia Woolf ('One of the most impressive biographies of the decade: moving, eloquent, powerful', Financial Times) and Edith Wharton ('A feat of exhaustive research... a glorious biography', Independent on Sunday), as well as books on Elizabeth Bowen, Willa Cather and Philip Roth. Her collection of essays on life-writing, Body Parts, was published in 2005, and her Biography: A Very Short Introduction in 2009. She is the President of Wolfson College Oxford. In 2013 she was made a Dame for services to Literary Scholarship. She lives in Oxford and Yorkshire.

Details Book

Author : Hermione Lee
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 06 November 2014
ISBN : 0099546590
EAN : 9780099546597
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 544 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • The Bookshop free pdfThe Bookshop

    (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
    Penelope Fitzgerald. who died in 2000. emerged late in life as one of the most remarkable English writers of the last century. She began her writing career in 1975 at the age of fifty-nine..

  • Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography free pdfScott Fitzgerald: A Biography

    F. Scott Fitzgerald. a romantic and tragic figure who exquisitely personified the decades between the two world wars. was a gifted. acclaimed author who nonetheless "could neither change his domestic life nor stop writing about it..

  • Ella Fitzgerald free pdfElla Fitzgerald

    The life of the very private and media-shy Ella Fitzgerald has long been shrouded in a mixture of half-truths and fiction. What emerges in Stuart Nicholson's groundbreaking biography is a remarkable story of a poor black girl's determination to realize the American Dream in the face of racial and sexual prejudice..

  • Other People's Countries free pdfOther People's Countries

    Winner of the 2014 Duff Cooper Prize. Winner of the 2015 Welsh Book of the Year Award. Short-listed for the 2015 James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Short-listed for the 2015 PEN Ackerley prize. Long listed for the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize..

  • The Ice Palace free pdfThe Ice Palace

    This brand new collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's work brings together a selection of the best of his lesser-known writing. Chosen to illustrate Fitzgerald's complicated relationship with his complex female characters..

  • Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life free pdfPenelope Fitzgerald: A Life

    . This is the winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography 2014. "Brilliant and passionate ...a haunting tale of blighted hope, personal tragedy and rare, late fulfilment". (Observer).