|Plot Summary of Sir Arthur Sullivan: His Life, Letters and Diaries|
|" At the age of eight, Arthur Sullivan composed his first anthem,"By the Waters of Babylon." He so impressed his father that he was sent to a private school to encourage his musical talent. He went on to study at the Royal Academy and was sent to Leipzig on a scholarship. He discovered with George Grove the lost opera, "Rosamunde," of Schubert, one of his favorite composers. The largest part of the book concerns his work in light opera and his partnership with W.S. Gilbert, a partnership which was first suggested by D'Oyley Carte, manager of the Royalty Theatre."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Sir Arthur Sullivan: His Life, Letters and Diaries|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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