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One Hundred Letters From Hugh Trevor-Roper

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Description for One Hundred Letters From Hugh Trevor-Roper Paperback. A carefully chosen selection from the correspondence of Hugh Trevor-Roper, one of the most gifted and famous historians of his generation and one of the finest letter-writers of the twentieth century Editor(s): Davenport-Hines, Richard; Sisman, Adam. Num Pages: 488 pages, 8pp black & white colour plates. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJ; BJ; HBAH; HBJD1; HBLW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 136 x 267 x 43. Weight in Grams: 606.
The one hundred letters brought together for this book illustrate the range of Hugh Trevor-Roper's life and preoccupations: as an historian, a controversialist, a public intellectual, an adept in academic intrigues, a lover of literature, a traveller, a countryman. They depict a life of rich diversity; a mind of intellectual sparkle and eager curiosity; a character that relished the comédie humaine, and the absurdities, crotchets, and vanities of his contemporaries. The playful irony of Trevor-Roper's correspondence places him in a literary tradition stretching back to such great letter-writers as Madame de Sévigné and Horace Walpole. Though he generally ... Read more

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Richard Davenport-Hines is a historian, literary biographer, and former Research Fellow of the London School of Economics. He has edited two previous collections of Hugh Trevor-Roper's writings, Letters from Oxford (2006) and Wartime Journals (2011). His other previous books include Dudley Docker: The Life and Times of a Trade Warrior, for which he won the Wolfson Prize, biographies of W. ... Read more

Reviews for One Hundred Letters From Hugh Trevor-Roper
Hugh Trevor-Roper was probably the greatest letter writer of what Noel Annan called 'our age', corresponding with almost anybody who was anybody, and in a style that was both inimitable and incomparable. This latest anthology is by turns memorable, fascinating, wicked and malicious, and impossible to put down.
Sir David Cannadine
A superb selection ... The book ... Read more

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