The Winding Stair
Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall
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Winding Stair by Daphne Du Maurier
Book DescriptionMany accounts of the life of Francis Bacon have been written for scholars. But du Maurier's aim in this biography was to illuminate the many facets of Bacon's remarkable personality for the common reader. To her book she brought the same gifts of imagination and perception that made her earlier biography, Golden Lads, so immensely readable, siklfully threading into her narrative extracts from contemporary documents and from Bacon's own writings, and setting her account of his life within a vivid contemporary framework. This is truly history made alive.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844080748
Classification: Biography: historical, political & military , Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600
Format: Paperback (196mm x 125mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Daphne Du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.
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