The author of Charles Dickens: A Life on what happens "when you live with Dickens for years."
An unclassifiable musician on a life spent transmuting suffering into music.
The voice! The ego! The drama!
A diplomat’s journals form a scintillating chronicle of the Belle Époque – and beyond.
A Hollywood star's inventive legacy.
The life of the "first person of African descent in the Americas to publish a book."
The jewels, the gowns, the lovers, and the will to power of a remarkable ruler.
The complicated man behind the literary myth.
Portrait of a restless innovator.
A history of the charming intellectual's role in nailing together the American conservative movement.
A time-traveling journey through an urban landscape and the writers it's sustained.
An Italian villa and a haunting sculpture are at the center of a true story of wealth, obsession, and scandal.
A fictionalized account of French poet--and decadent adventurer--Arthur Rimbaud's meteoric career.
A new life of the European aristocrat who became the "Jazz Baroness."
Following a prominent Midwestern clan through generations, and shifting identities.
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