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Read Reprobates, by John Stubbs online on Bookmate – Stubbs a storyteller's gift for atmosphere and drama. Wall Street JournalFrom disastrous foreign forays to syphilitic poets, from politic.

Read Reprobates, by John Stubbs online on Bookmate – Stubbs a storyteller's gift for atmosphere and drama. Stubbs a storyteller's gift for atmosphere and drama. Wall Street Journal From disastrous foreign forays to syphilitic poets, from political intrigues to ambitious young playwrights keen to curry favor with the king, John Stubbs brings alive the vibrant cast of characters that was at the center of the English Civil War. In Reprobates, the acclaimed biographer John Stubbs finds his new subject in England's turbulent decades of the mid-seventeenth century.

John Stubbs's Reprobates charts the rise and fall of the Cavaliers before, during and after the English Civil War. From disastrous foreign forays to syphilitic poets, from political intriguing to ambitious young playwrights keen to curry favour with the king, John Stubbs brings alive the vibrant cast of characters that were at the centre of the English Civil War. Stubbs shows the reader just how the country was brought to one of the most destructive moments in its history. Dashing and daring, colourful, subtle and provocative. stuffed almost to bursting-point with.

In this book, John Stubbs combines literary biography with political and social history to look at members of a group of. .This book took me into an aspect of the history of the English Civil War I'd not previously thought much about.

In this book, John Stubbs combines literary biography with political and social history to look at members of a group of royalist writers who gathered around Ben Johnson during the late 1620s and 1630s before seeking their fortunes at court. Those writers - including Thomas Carew, William Davenant, Sir John Denham, Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace and Sir John Suckling - became known as & Sons (or Tribe) of Ben' and later as the Cavalier Poets.

Books related to Reprobates. It's entertaining, well written, and proverbs superb context for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Civil War itself.

John Stubbs studied English at Oxford and Renaissance literature at Cambridge, where he completed a doctorate. It wasn’t until after trudging through this molasses cocktail of a book that I learned that Author Stubbs is also a poet. John Donne was awarded a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award and shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award. Stubbs lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Maybe that explains his writing style that blends complex-compound sentences with a frequently passive voice and parenthetical phrases so rampant that more commas are required in any five-page stretch than would be found in the national debt expressed in pennies.

John Stubbs's study of the English civil war has enough colourful characters to inspire a new series of Blackadder .

John Stubbs's study of the English civil war has enough colourful characters to inspire a new series of Blackadder, writes Christopher Bray. His prose comes most alive when his men are behaving badly.

Stubbs (John Donne: The Reformed Soul, 2007) focuses primarily on the lives and .

Stubbs (John Donne: The Reformed Soul, 2007) focuses primarily on the lives and works of poet John Suckling and William Davenant, Shakespeare’s godson. These two in particular were witnesses to an age of prodigals and playboys. Stubbs shifts between Suckling and his contemporaries throughout the first half of the book, interjecting the politics and explanations of the works of James Howell, Henry Jermyn, Thomas Hobbes and Inigo Jones, as well as a wealth of contemporary poetasters.

John Stubbs was born in 1977 and studied English at Oxford and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge where he completed a doctorate in 2005. Reprobates was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Donne: The Reformed Soul was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

Most of Reprobates, a follow-up to Stubbs's scintillating life of John Donne, unfolds even before . The book's method echoes that of one of its major sources, John Aubrey

Most of Reprobates, a follow-up to Stubbs's scintillating life of John Donne, unfolds even before "cavalier" had solidified into a term of abuse for a volatile loyalist – "a debauched, alcoholic, ex-army bully, over-privileged yet desperate". He begins with the pleasure-loving sons of the 1620s, chafing against their grave old Elizabethan fathers. The book's method echoes that of one of its major sources, John Aubrey. In Brief Lives, Aubrey assembled anecdotes, gossip and recollections about the writers, thinkers and doers of his era into a glittering patchwork.

John Stubbs's Reprobates charts the rise and fall of the Cavaliers before, during and after the English Civil War. From disastrous foreign forays to syphilitic poets, from political intriguing to ambitious young playwrights keen to curry favour with the king, John Stubbs brings alive the vibrant cast of characters that were at the centre of the English Civil War. Stubbs shows the reader just how the country was brought to one of the most destructive moments in its history. 'Dashing and daring, colourful, subtle and provocative . . . stuffed almost to bursting-point with character and incident. Feasting on poems, diaries, plays, masques, letters and biographies, Reprobates introduces us to . . . a flamboyant parade of chancers, dreamers, turncoats, heroes, idiots and hedonists who grab the reader's shoulders and force a drink on us as if in some dim-lit, tallow-smoked tavern of the 1630s'Independent 'Swaggeringly splendid...Stubbs is a brilliant expositor of poetry...one cannot resist being carried along the sheer boldness of the charge and the brilliance and élan of its execution' John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph John Stubbs was born in 1977 and studied English at Oxford and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge where he completed a doctorate in 2005. Donne: The Reformed Soul was published in 2006 and won the Glen Dimplex Irish Writers' Centre New Writer of the Year and a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for non-fiction. It was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

Reprobates epub download

ISBN13: 978-0141035567

ISBN: 0141035560

Author: John Stubbs

Category: History

Subcategory: Europe

Language: English

Publisher: Viking (February 28, 2012)

Pages: 560 pages

ePUB size: 1599 kb

FB2 size: 1641 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 430

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Uste
A good history of the various factions involved
in this dramatic time in England. I thought it
a bit dry at times, considering the subject, but
that didn't detract from the historical value.
Uste
A good history of the various factions involved
in this dramatic time in England. I thought it
a bit dry at times, considering the subject, but
that didn't detract from the historical value.
Feri
If you love English history... If you love theology... If you love good, clear writing... This book is for you. Stubbs makes his subjects come alive and there's plenty of adventure to keep the reader engaged.
Feri
If you love English history... If you love theology... If you love good, clear writing... This book is for you. Stubbs makes his subjects come alive and there's plenty of adventure to keep the reader engaged.