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Hesketh Pearson

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A Postscript (1950)
The Last Actor-Managers (1950)
Essays of Oscar Wilde (1950) editor
Dizzy; the life and personality of Benjamin Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield (1951)
The Man Whistler (1952)- (James McNeill Whistler)
Walter Scott: His Life and Personality (1954)
Beerbohm Tree: His Life & Laughter (1956)
Gilbert: His Life and Strife (1957)- (W S Gilbert)
Johnson and Boswell: the Story of Their Lives (1958)
Merry Monarch the Life and Likeness of Charles II (1960)
The Pilgrim Daughters (1961) Marrying Americans (US)
Lives of the Wits (1962)
Henry of Navarre (1963)
Hesketh Pearson By Himself (1965) autobiography
Extraordinary People (1965) biographical essays
Charles II: His Life and Likeness
About Kingsmill (Co-author with Malcolm Muggeridge - regarding Hugh Kingsmill)

Notes. In England he was the most popular and successful biographer of his time. They had a son Henry Car Hesketh Pearson who was killed in 1939 in the Spanish Civil War.

He is known mainly for his popular biographies; they made him the leading British biographer of his time in terms of commercial success. Edward Hesketh Gibbons Pearson (20 February 1887 – 9 April 1964) was a British actor theatre director and writer.

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