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Biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphein meaning "write") is a genre of literature and other forms of media like film, based on the written accounts of individual lives. While a biography may focus on a subject of fiction or non-fiction, the term is usually in reference to non-fiction. As opposed to a profile or curriculum vitae, a biography develops a complex analysis of personality, highlighting different aspects of it and including intimate details of experiences. A biography is more than a list of impersonal facts like birth, education, work, relationships and death. It also delves into the emotions of experiencing such events.

—Excerpted from Biography on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.

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Biographies by Author

Abbott, L. A., 1813-

This is listed as fiction in WorldCat

Alger, Horatio, Jr., 1832-1899

Bertrand, Joseph, 1822-1900

Beazley, C. Raymond, 1868-1955

Bertrand, Louis, 1866-1941

Birrell, Augustine, 1850-1933

Bonaparte, Napoleon, 1808-1873

Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

Browne, E. Gordon

Browne, Francis Fisher 1843-1913

Browning, Robert, 1812-1889

Bryant, Walter W.

Calderon, George, 1868-1915

Chaboulon, Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de

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Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932

Church, Richard William 1815-1890

Cibber, Theophilus 1703-1758

The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)

Creighton, Mandell, 1843-1901

Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Gordon, Irwin Leslie, 1887-1954

Grimke, Archibald H. 1849-1930

Haaren, John H. (John Henry), 1855-1916

Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915

See also Science Fiction (Bookshelf) for a book by John Jacob Astor.

Iles, George, 1852-1942

Japp, Alexander H. (Alexander Hay), 1837-1905

Johnson, Clarence Edgar, 1906-1994

Koppenhaver, Carl E.

Lamothe-Langon, Etienne Leon, baron de

Lutz, Alma

Morley, John

Orr, Lydon

Orr, Mrs. Sutherland, 1828-1903

Pattison, Mark 1813-1884

Paul, Herbert

Poland, Addison B.

Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926

Raleigh, Sir Walter Alexander

Steedman, Amy

Stowe, Charles Edward 1850-1934

Strachey, Giles Lytton 1880-1932

Thompson, Slason, 1849-1935

Tolstoi, Ilia Lvovich, Graf, 1866-1933

Traditional

Tuckwell, William, 1829-1919

Wood, T. Martin, 1829-1919

Biographies by Subject

Pierre Abelard

Abelard and Heloise by Orr, Lydon

Jean Le Rond d' Alembert

by Bertrand, Joseph, 1822-1900

Fra Angelico

by Steedman, Amy

Susan B. Anthony

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette and Count Fersen by Orr, Lydon

Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony)

The Story of Antony and Cleopatra by Orr, Lydon

Dr. Arnold

by Strachey, Giles Lytton 1880-1932

John Jacob Astor

by Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915

See also Science Fiction (Bookshelf) for a book by John Jacob Astor.

Saint Augustin

by Bertrand, Louis, 1866-1941

Francis Bacon


Honore de Balzac

Honore de Balzac and Evelina Hanska by Orr, Lydon

Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

psuedonyms for Charlotte, Emily (Jane), and Anne Brontë by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

Giovanni Bellini

by Steedman, Amy

Napoleon Bonaparte

by Chaboulon, Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de

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Napoleon and Marie Walewska by Orr, Lydon

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Pauline Bonaparte

by Orr, Lydon

Edwin Booth

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

George Borrow

by Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926

Sandro Botticelli

by Steedman, Amy

Robert Browning

by Browning, Robert, 1812-1889

Major Burnham, chief of scouts

by Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Aaron Burr

by Orr, Lydon

Byron

Byron and the Countess Guiccioli by Orr, Lydon

Thomas Carlyle and Jane Baillie Welsh (Mrs. Carlyle)

The Story of the Carlyles by Orr, Lydon

Vittore Carpaccio

by Steedman, Amy

Empress Catharine

The Empress Catharine and Prince Potemkin by Orr, Lydon

King Charles II.

King Charles II. and Nell Gwyn by Orr, Lydon

Queen Christina of Sweden

Queen Christina of Sweden and the Marquis Monaldeschi by Orr, Lydon

Winston Spencer Churchill

by Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Cleopatra

The Story of Antony and Cleopatra by Orr, Lydon

Charlotte Corday

Charlotte Corday and Adam Lux by Orr, Lydon

Charlotte Cushman

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

Charles Dickens

by Orr, Lydon

Frederick Douglass

by Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell)

Madame du Barry

by Lamothe-Langon, Etienne Leon, baron de

George Du Maurier

by Wood, T. Martin

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Leicester by Orr, Lydon

Eugene Field

by Thompson, Slason, 1849-1935

James Anthony Froude

by Paul, Herbert

William Lloyd Garrison

Leon Gambetta

Leon Gambetta and Leonie Leon by Orr, Lydon

George IV.

George IV. and Mrs. Fitzherbert by Orr, Lydon

Domenico Ghirlandaio

by Steedman, Amy

Giorgione

by Steedman, Amy

Giotto

by Steedman, Amy

William Ewart Gladstone

by Morley, John

Goethe

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

General Gordon

by Strachey, Giles Lytton 1880-1932

Baron James Harden-Hickey

by Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

General Houston

The Wives of General Houston by Orr, Lydon

Victor Hugo

by Orr, Lydon

Sir Henry Irving

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

Henry Brodribb Irving

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

Joseph Jefferson

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

Clarence Edgar Johnson

by Johnson, Clarence Edgar, 1906-1994

Kepler

by Bryant, Walter W.

A.W. Kinglake

by Tuckwell, William, 1829-1919

Ferdinand Lassalle

Ferdinand Lassalle and Helene Von Donniges by Orr, Lydon

Leonardo Da Vinci

by Steedman, Amy

Abraham Lincoln

by Browne, Francis Fisher 1843-1913

Fra Filippo Lippi

by Steedman, Amy

Filippino Lip

by Steedman, Amy

King Ludwig of Bavaria

Lola Montez and King Ludwig of Bavaria by Orr, Lydon

Martin Luther

by Koppenhaver, Carl E.

Major-General Henry Ronald Douglas MacIver

by Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Cardinal Manning

by Strachey, Giles Lytton 1880-1932

Richard Mansfield

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

Empress Marie Louise

The Story of the Empress Marie Louise and Count Neipperg by Orr, Lydon

Andrew Marvell

by Birrell, Augustine, 1850-1933

ENGLISH MEN OF LETTERS series

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Bothwell by Orr, Lydon

Karl Marx

by Orr, Lydon

Masaccio

by Steedman, Amy

Maurice of Saxony

Maurice of Saxony and Adrienne Lecouvreur by Orr, Lydon

Captain Philo Norton McGriffin

by Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Michelangelo

by Steedman, Amy

Milton

by Pattison, Mark 1813-1884

by Raleigh, Sir Walter Alexander

Montaigne

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Clara Morris

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

Florence Nightingale

by Strachey, Giles Lytton 1880-1932

Burnt Njal

by Unknown Icelandic authors, 13th century

Count d' Orsay

Lady Blessington and Count D'Orsay by Orr, Lydon

Pietro Perugino

by Steedman, Amy

Plato

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Rachel

by Orr, Lydon

Raphael

by Steedman, Amy

Charles Reade

Charles Reade and Laura Seymour by Orr, Lydon

Adelaide Ristori

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

Robespierre

by Morley, John

Tommaso Salvini

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

George Sand

by Orr, Lydon

Andrea Del Sarto

by Steedman, Amy

Shakspeare

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Godwin by Orr, Lydon

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Japp, Alexander H. (Alexander Hay), 1837-1905

Mme. de Stael

by Orr, Lydon

Harriet Beecher Stowe

by Stowe, Charles Edward

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

The Story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart by Orr, Lydon

Swedenborg

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Jonathan Swift

Dean Swift and the Two Esthers by Orr, Lydon

Ellen Terry

by Iles, George, 1852-1942

Tintoretto

by Steedman, Amy

Titian

by Steedman, Amy

Tolstoy

by Calderon, George, 1868-1915

by Tolstoi, Ilia Lvovich, Graf, 1866-1933

Paul Veronese

by Steedman, Amy

Queen Victoria

by Browne, E. Gordon

by Strachey, Giles Lytton 1880-1932

General William Walker, the king of the filibusters

by Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Daniel Webster

by Alger, Horatio, Jnr., 1832-1899

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

by Creighton, Mandell, 1843-1901

Prince Henry the Navigator

by Beazley, C. Raymond, 1868-1955