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Author Martin, Jessica, 1963-

Title Walton's lives : conformist commemorations and the rise of biography / Jessica Martin
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 353 pages) : illustrations
Contents PART I. WALTON'S CONTEXT -- 1. Commemorative strategies -- 2. Reading Plutarch, writing Lives -- Plutarch as 'schoolemaister' -- Plutarchan virtue and the constant mind -- Portraying virtue -- Collection, comparison, and parallel -- 3. Godly prototypes -- Texts -- Bodies -- Death -- 'Life, truly writ' -- PART II. WALTON'S LIVES -- 4. Walton's Lives of Donne and Herbert -- The Life of Dr. John Donne -- The Life of Mr. George Herbert -- 5. Walton's Lives of Hooker and Sanderson -- Introduction -- The Life of Mr. Richard Hooker -- The Life of Dr. Robert Sanderson -- 6. Walton's legacy
Summary Arguing that Walton's practice in his 'Lives' was crucial in shaping modern expectations of biography, this text investigates topics such as how biography should be organised; how it should treat evidence; and how it should regard narrative coherence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Walton, Izaak, 1593-1683. Lives
Biography as a literary form.
Biographies as Topic
biographies (literary works)
biography (general genre)
Biography as a literary form
Regions & Countries - Europe.
History & Archaeology.
Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Biography -- History and criticism
Great Britain
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001016288
ISBN 9780191683930