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Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, Falling Upwards, and, most recently, This Long Pursuit.
 (June 2019)

Henry William Pickersgill: The Minstrel of Chamouni, 1828. In L.E.L., Lucasta Miller writes that this painting ‘represented...an attempt to desexualize’ Letitia Elizabeth Landon ‘while keeping her in the fancy-dress realm of romance.’

A New Kind of Heroine

L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated “Female Byron”

by Lucasta Miller

June 6, 2019 issue

Félix Nadar with his wife, Ernestine, in a balloon, circa 1865

Luftmensch in Paris

The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera

by Adam Begley

When I Was a Photographer

by Félix Nadar, translated from the French by Eduardo Cadava and Liana Theodoratou

May 24, 2018 issue

John Keats; portrait by Joseph Severn, 1821–1823

John Keats Lives!

The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George

by Denise Gigante

John Keats: A New Life

by Nicholas Roe

November 7, 2013 issue

Thomas Lawrence: The Red Boy (Charles William Lambton), 54 x 44 inches, 1825

‘Genius…Infected by Romance’

Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power & Brilliance

an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, October 21, 2010–January 23, 2011, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, February 24–June 5, 2011

February 24, 2011 issue

Madame de Staël; portrait by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson

The Great de Staël

Madame de Staël: The First Modern Woman

by Francine du Plessix Gray

Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame de Staël

by J. Christopher Herold

Germaine de Staël & Benjamin Constant: A Dual Biography

by Renee Winegarten

Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

by Angelica Goodden

Corinne, or Italy

by Madame de Staël, translated from the French by Sylvia Raphael

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May 28, 2009 issue

Triumph of an Artist

A Life of James Boswell

by Peter Martin

Boswell's Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson

by Adam Sisman

September 20, 2001 issue

On the Enchanted Hill

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson 1854–1890

edited by Bradford A. Booth, edited by Ernest Mehew

Robert Louis Stevenson: A Biography

by Frank McLynn

Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny

by Alexandra Lapierre, translated by Carol Cosman

June 8, 1995 issue

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