Memoirs of My Life

Memoirs of My Life

by Edward Gibbon

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Edward Gibbon was one of the world's greatest historians and a towering figure of his age. When he died in 1794 he left behind the unfinished drafts of his Memoirs, which were posthumously edited by his friend Lord Sheffield, and remain an astonishing portrait of a rich, full life. Recounting Gibbon's sickly childhood in London, his disappointment with an Oxford 'steeped in port and prejudice', his successful years in Lausanne, his first and only love affair and the monolithic achievement of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, he distils his genius for history into a remarkable gift for autobiography. Candid and detailed, these writings are filled with warmth and intellectual passion.

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ISBN-13: 9780141958620
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 06/29/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794) was arguably the most influential historian since the time of Tacitus. His magnum opus, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, first published in 1776, is a groundbreaking work whose influence endures to this day.

Edited by Betty Radice

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nielspeterqm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The entertaining & immensely informative life of a man who was at least as interesting himself as his magnum opus, The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire. Truly jammed with instructive period details.