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Richard Holmes

RICHARD HOLMES is the author of The Age of Wonder, which was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and the National Books Critics Circle Award, and was one of The New York Times Book Review’s Best Books of the Year in 2009. Holmes’s other books include Footsteps, Sidetracks, Shelley: The Pursuit (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award) Coleridge: Early Visions (winner of the1989 Whitbread Book of the Year Award) Coleridge: Darker Reflections (an NBCC finalist), and Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage (winner of the James Tait Black Prize). He was awarded...

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The Age of Wonder
Written by Richard Holmes
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2010
$18.95/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3187-0 (1-4000-3187-7)

The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing 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... Read more






The Age of Wonder
Written by Richard Holmes
Pantheon | Hardcover | July 2009
$40.00/(Canada) | 978-0-375-42222-5 (0-375-42222-6)

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... Read more






Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804
Written by Richard Holmes
Pantheon | Trade Paperback | March 1999
$22.00/(Canada) | 978-0-375-70540-3 (0-375-70540-6)

Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes's seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain's greatest poets.

Coleridge: Early Visions
is the first part of Holmes's classic biography of Coleridge that forever transformed our view of the poet... Read more






Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage
Written by Richard Holmes
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1996
$17.00/(Canada) | 978-0-679-75770-2 (0-679-75770-8)

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Falling Upwards
Written by Richard Holmes
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2014
$17.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-74232-2 (0-307-74232-6)

**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013**
**The New Republic Best Books of 2013**
**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**

In a dazzling fusion of history, art, science, and biography, Falling Upwards resurrects the daring men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air in balloons.

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Falling Upwards
Written by Richard Holmes
Pantheon | Hardcover | October 2013
$35.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-37966-5 (0-307-37966-3)

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**
**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013**
**The New Republic Best Books of 2013**

In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives... Read more






Footsteps
Written by Richard Holmes
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1996
$17.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77004-6 (0-679-77004-6)

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Sidetracks
Written by Richard Holmes
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2001
$19.95/(Canada) | 978-0-679-75771-9 (0-679-75771-6)

With this collection of short and fascinating biographical pieces, the award-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley offers a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious art of biography.

When researching, Richard Holmes has often become captivated by figures peripheral to his main subject, literary forays that he couldn’t resist. These tales–the forbidden love of... Read more





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