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The Winding Stair

by Daphne Du Maurier

Little, Brown And Company | May 4, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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Many 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.75 in

Published: May 4, 2006

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844080749

ISBN - 13: 9781844080748

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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The Winding Stair

by Daphne Du Maurier

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.75 in

Published: May 4, 2006

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844080749

ISBN - 13: 9781844080748

About the Book

"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.

From the Publisher

Many 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.

From the Jacket

Many 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.

About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

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