Samuel Johnson : A Biography (Paperback)

Author: Martin, Peter

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Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674057371
SKU 214873619
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0674057376
Release Date 11/15/2010
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Annotation Poet, biographer, critic, and author of the most essential English dictionary until the OED, Samuel Johnson was and remains one of the most fascinating figures of the 18th century. But even his famed first biographer, James Boswell, failed to explore the full complexity of Johnson's inner world, a task which Peter Martin admirably tackles here. Johnson's unsung depression and poverty, his familial wounds, his playboy tendencies--all these facets and more are explored with a frankness that would never have been possible in his own time. Martin's take on Johnson offers a new perspective on a rightfully celebrated literary icon.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0640
Publisher Belknap Press

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