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The Winding Stair - Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall (Hardcover)
The Winding Stair - Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall (Hardcover): Daphne Du Maurier
The Winding Stair - Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall (Hardcover): Daphne Du Maurier

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Daphne Du Maurier

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"All rising to great place is by a winding stair," wrote Sir Francis Bacon. It wasn't until he was 45 that Bacon's feet found the first step on that staircase, when King James I made him Solicitor-General, from where he rose through the ranks to become Lord Chancellor. Many accounts of the life of Sir Francis Bacon have been written for scholars, but du Maurier's aim was to paint a vivid portrait of this remarkable man for the common reader. In "The Winding Stair," she illuminates the considerable achievements of this Renaissance man as a writer, lawyer, philosopher, scientist, and politician. Dame Daphne du Maurier wrote more than 25 acclaimed novels, short stories, and plays, including "Rebecca" and "The House on the Strand. "She was also a passionate and skillful biographer.

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Imprint: Doubleday Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 1977
Authors: Daphne Du Maurier
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-12383-9
Barcode: 9780385123839
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Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
LSN: 0-385-12383-3

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