Biography and Autobiography

Biography and Autobiography

Boswell, James
(1740–1793) Scottish author and devoted biographer of Samuel Johnson. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 341]
Cellini, Benvenuto
(1500–1571) Italian sculptor and author of important autobiography. [Ital. Lit.: NCE, 488]
Confessions
Rousseau (1712–1778) reveals details of an erratic and rebellious life. [Fr.Lit.: Benét, 218]
Confessions of St. Augustine, The
St. Augustine tells of his life and conversion. [Christian Hagiog.: Hayden & Fuller, 153]
Driffield, Edward
novelist whose life story is examined by Kear and Ashenden. [Br. Lit.: Maugham Cakes and Ale in Magill I, 99]
Education of Henry Adams, The
intellectual autobiography traces the thought processes and moral degeneration of modern man. [Am. Lit.: The Education of Henry Adams; Magill I, 238]
Franklin, Benjamin
(1706–1790) American statesman; author of famous autobiography. [Am. Lit.: NCE, 1000]
Lives of the Caesars
biographies by Suetonius of the first twelve Roman Emperors. [Rom. Hist.: Benét, 973]
Memoirs of George Sherston, The
fictional autobiography of a poet as country gentleman, soldier, and pacifist. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 575, 579]
Pepys, Samuel
(1633–1703) English public official; author of diary. [Br. Lit.: NCE, 2103]
Plutarch
(c. 46–c. 120) Greek biographer known for his Lives, a collection of biographies of Greek and Roman leaders. [Gk. Lit.: NCE, 2170]
Toklas, Alice B.
fictive author of an autobiography by Gertrude Stein. [Am. Lit.: Stein The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in Benét, 66]
Venerable Bede
(c. 673–735) Benedictine monk; wrote memorable biographies of English saints. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 257]
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