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Hester : the remarkable life of Dr Johnson's 'dear mistress'

Author: Ian McIntyre
Publisher: London : Constable, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hester Salusbury was a child prodigy. Later, as Hester Thrale, her wit, learning and vivacity would attract the greats of the day, Joshua Reynolds, Fanny Burney, Boswell, David Garrick and Edmund Burke, to the household at Streatham Park. She published to great popularity and acclaim on Johnson, irritating the hell out of Boswell, and remains one of our most perceptive sources. One of our first female historians, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McIntyre, Ian, 1931-
Hester.
London : Constable, 2008
(OCoLC)649527900
Named Person: Hester Lynch Piozzi; Samuel Johnson; Piozzi; Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Hester Lynch Piozzi; Samuel Johnson; Hester Lynch Piozzi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McIntyre
ISBN: 9781845294496 1845294491
OCLC Number: 244314892
Description: xiii, 450 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Ian McIntyre.

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Hester Thrale's relationship with Dr Johnson has been the subject of endless speculation. She was his sparring partner, his most intimate confidante, his 'Dear Mistress', and one of the most  Read more...

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