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Samuel Johnson

Author: Walter Jackson Bate
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979, ©1977.
Series: A Harvest/HBJ book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harvest/HBJ edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bate, Walter Jackson, 1918-1999.
Samuel Johnson.
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979, ©1977
(OCoLC)894687326
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Jackson Bate
ISBN: 0156792591 9780156792592
OCLC Number: 4831725
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1978.
Description: xxii, 646 pages : portrait ; 21 cm.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
The formative years --
Birth and family; early illness --
First years at school --
The Lichfield Upper Grammar School --
A second beginning: Cornelius Ford and the year at Stourbridge --
Poems at Stourbridge --
Back at Lichfield; a further model: Gilbert Walmesley --
Oxford --
The years of trial and obscurity --
Breakdown and despair; psychology of the young Johnson --
Efforts to begin again; Birmingham; the first book --
Johnson's marriage; the school at Edial --
The move to London; first writings there; temporary separation from his wife --
Range as a journalist; Jonson's politics generally; parliamentary debates; speed in writing --
Lost in Grub Street; biography and the world of books --
In the middle of the way: the moral pilgrimage --
Entrance into Middle Age; uncertainties; problems in the marriage --
Storming the main gate: the dictionary --
Personal life; Tetty's illness and death; a straggler --
The moral landscape: the vanity of human wishes and the rambler --
The condition of man: Johnson as a moralist --
Later forties: growing difficulties; the start on Shakespeare; rasselas --
Into his fifties; the pension; Boswell; the club --
The Johnson of legend --
Approaching breakdown; religious struggles; fear of insanity --
Shakespeare --
Toward recovery: the Thrales; law lectures --
Early sixties --
Writings; continuing religious struggles --
Travel: the Hebrides; Wales --
Humor and wit --
Indian summer --
Lives of the poets --
Gathering clouds; death of Henry Thrale --
Loss of the Thrale family; failing health --
I am Moriturus.
Series Title: A Harvest/HBJ book
Responsibility: W. Jackson Bate.

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