A work well worth reading for all those who take interest in the writing and telling of life stories.
Beginning with a journey tracing Stevenson's walking tour in France, Holmes shows himself to be both a remarkable adventurer and writer.
This book reflects the process of how the author struggled to come to terms with the mysterious past which is flitting away from us.
I have just reread this, and wanted to echo the other 5 star reviewers. When I originally read it, it spun me off into reading all the other books he mentioned, and helped me... Read morePublished 28 days ago by toronto
Entranced with the search of romantics in Europe, Holmes' first person narrative entranced me as he followed in the footsteps of Louis Stevenson's journey thru provincial France;... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anna L. Tonna Brown
THIS BOOK WAS SUGGESTED TO ME AND I CONSIDER THE SUGGESTION A GIFT--NOT ONLY REALLY, REALLY INTERESTING STUFF ABOUT THE ROMANTICS STARTING WITH ROBERT L. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joan Wood
Richard Holmes is one of the very best biographers of the romantic period whose works are set principally in Europe and especially England. Read morePublished on December 5, 2010 by Bernard G. Elliker