Hesketh Pearson

Hesketh Pearson (1887-1964) is best remembered as a biographer and not as a dutiful one. He once said, 'I love people who blow respectability and the Establishment to bits. Hence my portrait gallery.' He wrote over twenty biographies which, in addition to Sydney Smith, included ones on Hazlitt (The Fool of Love), Tom Paine, Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Dickens and Disraeli. Before finding his true vocation, Hesketh Pearson had been an actor with Sir Beerbohm Tree's company. Notoriety fell on him in 1926 with the anonymous publication of The Whispering Gallery: Leaves from a Diplomat's Diary. In

The Essential Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
By Arthur Conan Doyle
Duration: 7 h 39 min Price: $23.00 Or 1 credit
Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life
By Hesketh Pearson
Duration: 2 h 39 min Price: $12.00 Or 1 credit
The Life of Oscar Wilde
By Hesketh Pearson
Duration: 3 h 37 min Price: $15.00 Or 1 credit