Vincent Brome

978 1 84232 033 4
Paperback | 370 pp
235 x 155 mm
Price: £10.99, $19.95, €16.95


Carl Jung was – as everyone knows – a famous psychiatrist. Vincent Brome’s in-depth biography is the result of five years’ intensive research in several languages. The result reveals his childhood, love life, relations with Freud, alleged anti-Semitism, and above all the immense range of his work. The result is essential reading to all those interested in the human mind and spirit.


Brome has talked to lots of Jung's contemporaries and gathered anecdotes and bits of evidence that shed new light on .... Jung. Brome's Jung is very human, brilliant and passionate.

The Boston GlobeThe New York Times Book Review

The best biography of Jung ever written; a rounded picture of a man who was both troubled and inspired, both scientist and mystic. . . [Brome] has neither over-simplified nor become lost in trivial psychological analysis.

The Spectator

This book is a very readable account of Carl Jung's life and work. The author is steeped in his subject, admires Jung as a psychologist, though not slavishly - I thoroughly enjoyed [it] and expect it will be indispensable reading.

Author biography:

Vincent Brome was educated at Streatham Grammar and Elleston Schools.

He started writing professionally aged twenty-one, and held a variety of jobs including feature writer, editor of ‘Menu Magazine’, a post at the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, and assistant editor at ‘Medical World’.

Brome wrote more than thirty books including nine biographies, eleven novels, historical studies, and a two-volume work on the ‘Problem of Progress’, as well as plays for the stage, television and radio. His novels ‘The Embassy’ and ‘The Surgeon’ were international bestsellers.

Psychology and psychoanalysis were enduring interests throughout his career. As well as his distinguished book writing career, Brome also appeared regularly on radio and was a contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines including ‘The Observer’, ‘Sunday Times’, ‘The Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Spectator’ and ‘The New Statesman’ (in the UK), along with ‘The Nation’ and ‘The New York Times’ (USA). He held the distinction of having an entire 'South Bank Show' on TV devoted to him and his writing.

He lived in central London, where he died in 2005.

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ISBNs: 9781842320334 978-1-84232-033-4 Title: jung