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Written by Richard HolmesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Richard Holmes

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: December 4, 2001
  • Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-75771-9 (0-679-75771-6)
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I. A Romantic Premontion
Thomas Chatteron

II. Lost in France
Monsieur Nadar
Gautier in London
Poor Pierrot
Inside the Tower

III. Five Gothic Shadows
The Singular Affair of the Reverend Mr Barham
The Reverend Maturin and Mr Melmoth
M. R. James and Others
John Stuart Mill
Lord Lisle and the Tudor Nixon Tapes

IV. A Philosophical Love Story
The Feminist and the Philosopher: A Love Story

V. Shelley’s Ghost
Scrope’s Last Throw
To the Tempest Given

VI. Escapes to Paris
Scott and Zelda: One Last Trip
A Summer with the Novelist
Letters from Paris
Voltaire’s Grin

VII. Homage to the Godfather
Boswell’s Bicentenary
Boswell Among the Tulips
Dr. Johnson’s First Cat