An Honourable Englishman

An Honourable Englishman

The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper

Book - 2011 | 1st U.S. ed
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He was one of the most gifted scholars of his generation -- a brilliant writer, high-society star, and cultural force who moved easily between aristocratic houses and the humble haunts of literary bohemia. He developed a lucid prose style that he used to scathing effect, earning notoriety for his sharp attacks on other historians. Now this superb biography of Hugh Trevor-Roper, universally acclaimed overseas, makes its anticipated American debut. With incisive knowledge of the man and access to never-before-published letters, Adam Sisman paints a fascinating portrait of this charismatic, contentious, contradictory character. Sisman examines Trevor-Roper's middle-class upbringing in a house so empty of affection that it caused, as he put it, his "almost physical difficulty in expressing emotion." He traces Trevor-Roper's career from his early academic triumphs to his later failure to produce the big book expected of him. Sisman also provides riveting new details of the high drama of Trevor-Roper's Wor
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2011], c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781400069767
Branch Call Number: 941.007202 T7295S 2010
Characteristics: xxiii, 643 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper


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Apr 26, 2016

Dense but always interesting.

Mar 21, 2013

Very entertaining, often funny and informative bio of one of England's great academics of the 20th century. Highly recommended to any reader interested in recent English academic and political life.


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