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Published: 31 August 2009

192 Pages | 15 b/w halftones

ISBN: 9780199533541

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Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Hermione Lee

Very Short Introductions

  • Looks at the origins and development of biographical writing
  • Considers why certain historical periods and figures arouse so much interest
  • Looks at the relationship between biographies, history and fiction
  • Examines the impact of religion on the development and direction of biographies
  • Reveals the ways in which biographers write their stories - from the start and close, to the tone they use, and the rhetorical devices they employ
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide