Memoirs of My Life by Edward Gibbon audiobook

Memoirs of My Life

By Edward Gibbon
Read by David Timson

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6.52 Hours Unabridged
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Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) was an English historian and member of Parliament known for his monumental series, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Memoirs of My Life, published posthumously in 1796, wholly unveils the character of the world’s greatest historian in full candor and openness. We follow him from birth, through to his education at Oxford, to his time in Switzerland where he met Voltaire and fell in love with a Swiss girl. We accompany him on his travels through France and Lausanne, leading on to his eventual arrival in Rome, where he conceived his epic historical masterpiece. Gibbon’s Memoirs is a portrait of a rich and productive life, and offers a compelling insight into a towering figure.

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Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) was an English historian and member of Parliament known for his monumental series, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Memoirs of My Life, published posthumously in 1796, wholly unveils the character of the world’s greatest historian in full candor and openness. We follow him from birth, through to his education at Oxford, to his time in Switzerland where he met Voltaire and fell in love with a Swiss girl. We accompany him on his travels through France and Lausanne, leading on to his eventual arrival in Rome, where he conceived his epic historical masterpiece. Gibbon’s Memoirs is a portrait of a rich and productive life, and offers a compelling insight into a towering figure.

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Author Bio: Edward Gibbon

Author Bio: Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon (1737–1794), an English historian and member of Parliament, had little formal education. He went to Oxford, but was forced to leave when he converted to Roman Catholicism. His family then sent him to Lausanne, where he was reconverted to Protestantism. His most important work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English