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James Thomson, 1700-1748 : a life

Author: James Sambrook
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first full-scale biography of the poet and playwright James Thomson for forty years, including a full critical analysis of the whole body of his writings. It places him in his social and cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sambrook, James.
James Thomson, 1700-1748.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)551622850
Named Person: James Thomson; James Thomson; James Thomson; James Thomson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Sambrook
ISBN: 0198117884 9780198117889
OCLC Number: 23048038
Description: 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Scotland 1700-1725; London and "Winter" 1725-1726; a rising poet - "Summer", "Newton", "Spring", "Britannia" 1726-1729; recognition - "Sophonisba" and "The Seasons" 1730; the grand tour and the establishment 1730-1733; the poet of "Liberty" 1734-1736; His Highness' man at Kew - "Talbot" and "Agamemnon" 1737-1738; censored - "Edward and Eleonora" and "Alfred" 1738-1742; courtship - revised "Seasons" and "Tancred and Sigismunda" 1742-1745; last years - "The Castle of Indolence" and "Coriolanus" 1746-1748. Appendix: Portraits of Thomson.
Responsibility: James Sambrook.
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'meticulous editor ... Sambrook has assembled all the essentials on James Thomson, and it would need a lot more inessentials to take us any further into the man.' Pat Rogers, Times Literary Read more...

 
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