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Samuel Johnson : the struggle

Author: Jeffrey Meyers
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the life of the English literary genius, shedding new light on his role as a poet, essayist, critic, dictionary-maker, and raconteur, while examining the personal challenges he was forced to overcome to achieve success.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Meyers
ISBN: 9780465045716 0465045715
OCLC Number: 191926032
Description: xiv, 528 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The struggle --
Lichfield lad, 1709-1728 --
Vile melancholy, 1728-1730 --
Preposterous union, 1730-1736 --
Benevolent giant, 1737 --
Grub street, 1737 --
London observed, 1737-1739 --
Politics and passion, 1739-1744 --
Doom of man, 1745-1749 --
Greatest genius, 1750-1752 --
Intellectual entertainments, 1752-1754 --
Sluggish resolution, 1755-1758 --
Dangerous imagination, 1759-1762 --
Society of the afflicted, 1762-1763 --
Contagion of desire, 1763-1764 --
Bandying civilities, 1765-1772 --
Domestick pleasures, 1765-1772 --
Mind diseased, 1765-1772 --
Savage clans, 1772-1777 --
Enchain the heart, 1778-1781 --
Lacerated friendship, 1781-1783 --
The night cometh, 1783-1784 --
Epilogue: Johnson's influence.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Meyers.
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"Financial Times" "Entertaining, perceptive and well-written.""The New Yorker" "Meyers, to his credit, tries to look frankly at the evidence about [Johnson's and Hester Thrale's] peculiar erotic Read more...

 
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