A Brief History of Biographies

    A Brief History of Biographies

    From Plutarch to Celebs

    Andrew Brown

    Hesperus 2011

    Paperback 135pp

    9781843919728   Product Code: 99564

    Beginning with a discussion of Jack Miles's God: A Biography and ending with another unusual book, Alexander Masters's study of a homeless beggar, Stuart: A Life Backwards, Andrew Brown surveys the art of biography and how it approaches various types of subject - religious leaders and saints; rulers and rebels; parents; philosophers, mathematicians and scientists; musicians and writers; and modern celebrities.

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