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Benjamin Britten Biography Hardcover – 8 Jul 1993

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  • Hardcover: 677 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall & IBD (8 July 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684195690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684195698
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,177,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Benjamin Britten by Humphrey Carpenter is a brilliant, enthralling biography of Benjamin Britten, one of twentieth-century Britain's greatest composers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Humphrey Carpenter was born and educated in Oxford, and attended the Dragon School and Keble College. He was a well-known biographer and children's writer, and worked previously as a producer at the BBC. He wrote biographies of J. R. R. Tolkien, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Ezra Pound, C. S. Lewis and Dennis Potter. Among his many books for children were the best-selling Mr Majeika series. He also wrote several plays for the theatre and radio. A keen musician, he was a member of a 1930s-style jazz band, Vile Bodies, which was resident at the Ritz Hotel in London for a number of years. He died in 2005. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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