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- DescriptionA classic reissue of Richard Holmes's brilliant book on Samuel Johnson's friendship with the poet Richard Savage, which won the James Tait Black Prize for Biography.
- Author BiographyRichard Holmes is the author of The Age of Wonder, which won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was one of the ten New York Times' Best Books of the Year in 2009. His balloon book, Falling Upwards, was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by seven newspapers in 2013. His other biographies include Shelley: The Pursuit (winner of the 1974 Somerset Maugham Prize), Coleridge: Early Visions (winner of the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year Award), Coleridge: Darker Reflections (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Duff Cooper Prize), and Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage (winner of the 1993 James Tait Black Prize). This Long Pursuit completes the autobiographical trilogy begun in Footsteps (1985) and Sidetracks (2000). Holmes was awarded the OBE in 1992, and was elected an Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, in 2010. He is the 2018 winner of the BIO Award presented by the Biographers International Organization for sustained achievement in biography. He lives in London and Norwich with the novelist Rose Tremain.
- PrizesWinner of James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Biography) 1994.
- Author(s)Richard Holmes
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication14/11/1994
- GenreBiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date01/08/2005
- Weight223 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,B-format paperback
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