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A Man of Contradictions - A Life of A.L. Rowse

Richard Ollard

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A. L. Rowse proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars; he was a Marxist who despised the 'Idiot People'; he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends; he inveighed against Puritanism but was himself in many ways a Puritan. In this clear-sighted and absorbing biography, Richard Ollard examines the many sides of Rowse's Protean personality to reveal a man who, whatever he was responding to--public affairs, the arts, natural beauty or events in his personal life--did so with tremendous energy and passion. "An urbane study of the celebrated historian." -Antonia Fraser, Daily Mail "Strikes a perfect balance between the Jekyll Rowse and the Hyde Rowse." -Bevis Hillier, Spectator "Excellent." -Katherine Duncan-Jones, TLS

Language:

English

Narrators:

Geoffrey Howard

Length:

12h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

43:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

44:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

44:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

44:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

44:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

44:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

44:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:44