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Samuel Johnson

Author: John Wain
Publisher: London : Macmillan, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wain
ISBN: 0333132009 9780333132005
OCLC Number: 1135083
Description: 388 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: In the midlands --
'A poor diseased infant' --
Mentors --
'Ah, sir, I was mad and violent' --
From Wolstan to Werburgh --
Time of decision --
Part II: Grub Street --
At St. John's gate --
'The firend of goodness' --
Stalemate --
Part III: The dictionary years --
Crossing the bar --
The tragic muse --
Diversions of a lexicographer --
Alone --
'I now begin to see land' --
Word-hoard --
Part IV: 'True, evident and actual wisdom --
'Toil, envy, want ... ' --
A death; and a journey in the mind --
The machine stops --
'You dogs, I'll have a frisk with you' --
'Who's for Poonsh?' --
Part V: Turtle and Burgundy --
Effort and collapse --
The two families --
'The great republic of human nature' --
The padlock --
Old acquaintance --
A hundred days in a strange land --
'The thoughts of one who has seen but little' --
Countries of the mind --
Alone again --
Part VI: An honourable peace --
'I shall not trouble you long' --
Afterwards.
Responsibility: John Wain.

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