Header overlay
Aubrey’s Brief Lives
  • ISBN: 9781784870331
  • Pages: 560
  • Edited by: Oliver Lawson Dick
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Binding: Paperback

Aubrey’s Brief Lives

John Aubrey

SF Subscriber Prices

UK & Ireland £12.99 *save £2.00
Overseas £14.99 *save £2.00

Non-Subscriber Prices

UK & Ireland £14.99
Overseas £16.99
  • Gift wrap available
  • Pre-order
  • All prices include P&P. Overseas rates & subscriber discounts will be applied once you have selected a shipping type for each item during the checkout process.
  • Special stock order
Non Slightly Foxed title: Minimum 5-10 day delivery time.
● If you are a current subscriber to the quarterly your basket will update to show any discounts before the payment page during checkout ● If you want to subscribe now and buy books or goods at the member rate please add a subscription to your basket before adding other items

John Aubrey was a modest man, a self-styled antiquarian and the man who invented modern biography.

His ‘lives’ of the prominent figures of his generation and the Elizabethan era, including Shakespeare, Milton and Sir Walter Raleigh, have been plundered by historians for centuries for their frankness and fascinating detail.

Collected here are all of Aubrey’s biographical writings, a series of unforgettable portraits of the characters of his day, still more alive and kicking than in any conventional work of history.

Folliries and Misinformations

‘My head’, John Aubrey once said, ‘was always working, never idle, and even travelling did glean some observations, some whereof are to be valued.’ No doubt at all about that, even if, as he...

Read more

Comments & Reviews

Leave your review

Similar Items

Sign up to our e-newsletter

Sign up for dispatches about new issues, books and podcast episodes, highlights from the archive, events, special offers and giveaways.