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The Winding Stair : Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall - Daphne Du Maurier

The Winding Stair

Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall

Paperback Published: 20th July 2006
ISBN: 9781844080748
Number Of Pages: 320

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“All rising to great place is by a winding stair,” wrote Sir Francis Bacon. It wasn’t until he was 45 that Bacon’s feet found the first step on that staircase, when King James I made him Solicitor-General, from where he rose through the ranks to become Lord Chancellor. Many accounts of the life of Sir Francis Bacon have been written for scholars, but du Maurier’s aim was to paint a vivid portrait of this remarkable man for the common reader. In The Winding Stair, she illuminates the considerable achievements of this Renaissance man as a writer, lawyer, philosopher, scientist, and politician. Dame Daphne du Maurier wrote more than 25 acclaimed novels, short stories, and plays, including Rebecca and The House on the Strand. She was also a passionate and skillful biographer.

Unlike many authors of popular historical biographies, du Maurier resembled Antonia Fraser in being an indefatigable researcher - Francis King

Unlike many authors of popular historical biographies, du Maurier resembled Antonia Fraser in being an indefatigable researcher - Francis King

Introductionp. ix
To the Readerp. xiv
Chronologyp. xv
The Winding Stairp. 1
Epiloguep. 267
Bacon's Essaysp. 275
Shakespeare's Plays first published in 1623p. 277
Bibliographyp. 279
Sourcesp. 283
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9781844080748
ISBN-10: 1844080749
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 20th July 2006
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1