Books by Jenny Uglow

MR. LEAR by Jenny Uglow
Released: April 17, 2018

"A well-wrought life of an eminent Victorian who merits our broader acquaintance."
"They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon": spirited biography of the often dispirited master of the nonsense rhyme. Read full book review >
IN THESE TIMES by Jenny Uglow
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A vivid portrait of citizens who gave priority to day-to-day lives but rarely forgot they were engaged in the greatest war in history."
A fascinating account of how Britons lived through a generation of war. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A writer who knows her subject intimately creates a fully fleshed portrait of an England that would soon vanish with the advent of the railroads."
This elegant biography of a little-known Cumbrian landowner, builder and local daughter captures the rural and industrial changes in Georgian England. Read full book review >
A GAMBLING MAN by Jenny Uglow
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Occasionally slow-going, but burbles with personalities and ideas of the Restoration age."
British historian Uglow (Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick, 2007, etc.) attempts to organize the bemusing Stuart Restoration period into tidy compartments. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2007

"Another triumph for England's most innovative biographer, and a marvelous treat for fans of Bewick's beguiling work."
A wonderful portrait of the man whose exquisite woodcuts of landscapes and creatures reflected the essence of British rural life. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A very welcome, highly readable contribution to intellectual history."
A lucid portrait of like-minded if very different Brits who worked, schemed, and conversed the Industrial Revolution into motion. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Hogarth and his century were never dull, nor is Uglow's expansive, diverting book. (200 b&w illustrations, 14 color plates, not seen)"
Striving for the lively ``composed variety'' that Hogarth said characterized his own work, this latest biography fixes the engraver and painter in his rich 18th-century milieu. Read full book review >