A Man of Contradictions by Richard Ollard audiobook

A Man of Contradictions: A Life of A.L. Rowse

By Richard Ollard
Read by Geoffrey Howard  and Ralph Cosham

Random House Audio 9780140284706
11.99 Hours Unabridged
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A. L. Rowse proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars; he was a Marxist who despised the 'Idiot People'; he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends; he inveighed against Puritanism but was himself in many ways a Puritan. In this clear-sighted and absorbing biography, Richard Ollard examines the many sides of Rowse's Protean personality to reveal a man who, whatever he was responding to--public affairs, the arts, natural beauty or events in his personal life--did so with tremendous energy and passion. "An urbane study of the celebrated historian." -Antonia Fraser, Daily Mail "Strikes a perfect balance between the Jekyll Rowse and the Hyde Rowse." -Bevis Hillier, Spectator "Excellent." -Katherine Duncan-Jones, TLS

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A. L. Rowse proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars; he was a Marxist who despised the 'Idiot People'; he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends; he inveighed against Puritanism but was himself in many ways a Puritan. In this clear-sighted and absorbing biography, Richard Ollard examines the many sides of Rowse's Protean personality to reveal a man who, whatever he was responding to--public affairs, the arts, natural beauty or events in his personal life--did so with tremendous energy and passion. "An urbane study of the celebrated historian." -Antonia Fraser, Daily Mail "Strikes a perfect balance between the Jekyll Rowse and the Hyde Rowse." -Bevis Hillier, Spectator "Excellent." -Katherine Duncan-Jones, TLS

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English