Sidetracks (Signed copy)

Signed by Richard Holmes, explorations of a romantic biographer...


Richard Holmes


HarperCollins, London, 2000
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 420pp.

Signed directly to the title page by Richard Holmes.

In 1985, Richard Holmes published a small book of essays called Footsteps and the writing of biography was changed forever. A daring mix of travel, biographical sleuthing and personal memoir, it broke all the conventions of the genre and remains one of the most intoxicating, magical works of modern literary exploration ever published.

Now Holmes has put together a further experiment in biographical enchantment. Sidetracks is not a sequel but a sister book to Footsteps, conjured up from decades of ‘wanderings from the straight and narrow’ of his major biographies like Shelley and Coleridge. It is a renewed examination of the strange and sometimes shadowy pathways of biography that have always fascinated him.


This copy is in very good condition.



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