This antiquarian book contains Edward Thomas's biography of George Borrow, "George Borrow - The Man and His Books". This fascinating and uniquely insightful look into the life and work of George Borrow constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in this most esteemed author, and it is not to be missed by the discerning collector. George Henry Borrow (1803 - 1881) was an English author whose novels and travel books were chiefly concerned with his time spent travelling around Europe. During this time, he became enamoured with the Romani people of Europe, and based much of his subsequent work on their customs and traditions. The chapters of this volume include: "Borrow's autobiography", "His Own Hero", "Presenting the Truth", "What s Truth", "His Predecessors", "The Biographer's Material", "Portraits of the Artist", "Childhood", "Schooldays", "Leaving School", "Literature and Languages", etcetera. This antiquarian book is being republished now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.