Hesketh Pearson


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Hesketh Pearson was born in Worcestershire, England. He went on the stage in 1911, a career which was interrupted by World War I, during which time he began to write for his own amusement. Returning to the stage, he acted in many London productions and in 1930 played in several cities in America.

When not acting Mr. Pearson was writing, and his first biography, that of his ancestor Dr. Erasmus Darwin, was published in England in 1930. There followed a long line of distinguished biographies, and, by the time Mr. Pearson's life of George Bernard Shaw was published in 1942, his witty, unorthodox approach to biography had won him a wide audience.

Hesketh Pearson's highly successful biographies include Dizzy (a life of Disraeli), The Man Whistl
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Average rating: 4.18 · 2,422 ratings · 114 reviews · 45 distinct works
The Life of Oscar Wilde

3.85 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1946 — 10 editions
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Bernard Shaw: His Life And ...

3.76 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1948 — 5 editions
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The Smith of Smiths: Being ...

4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1934 — 7 editions
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A Life of Shakespeare

3.33 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Phoenix: The Whispering Gal...

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2001
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Диккенс

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4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1963
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Dizzy: A Life Of Benjamin D...

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4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Gilbert: His Life and Strife

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1978
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Sir Walter Scott: His Life ...

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1954 — 6 editions
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Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life

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2.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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“Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.”
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“Fate stalks us with depressing monotony from womb to tomb, and, when we are least expecting it, deals us a series of crushing blows from behind.”
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