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Samuel Johnson

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Johnson, born weak and half-blind, shambolic and poverty-stricken, became the most admired and quoted man in the eighteenth century. Thrown out of Oxford for a lack of funds, he rose to celebrity: author of "The Dictionary", a friend to the king, companion of Reynolds, Goldsmith and Garrick. David Nokes looks beyond Johnson`s remarkable public persona and beyond the Johnson that Boswell to some extent created. Nokes looks at his troubled relationship with his first wife, whom he married for money but felt guilty about for the rest of his life; at his family, who haunted his dreams for years; and at his difficult, intimate relationship with Mrs Thrale. He shows a man who gave a quarter of the government pension he received to the poor, filled his home with the blind and destitute, and bequeathed his wealth to Frank Barber, an emancipated black slave brought from Jamaica. Insightful and engaging, "Samuel Johnson" draws an illuminating portrait of Johnson, his life and world.

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Description du livre FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. État : New. Main. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Johnson, born weak and half-blind, shambolic and poverty-stricken, became the most admired and quoted man in the eighteenth century. Thrown out of Oxford for a lack of funds, he rose to celebrity: author of The Dictionary , a friend to the king, companion of Reynolds, Goldsmith and Garrick. David Nokes looks beyond Johnson s remarkable public persona and beyond the Johnson that Boswell to some extent created. Nokes looks at his troubled relationship with his first wife, whom he married for money but felt guilty about for the rest of his life; at his family, who haunted his dreams for years; and at his difficult, intimate relationship with Mrs Thrale. He shows a man who gave a quarter of the government pension he received to the poor, filled his home with the blind and destitute, and bequeathed his wealth to Frank Barber, an emancipated black slave brought from Jamaica. Insightful and engaging, Samuel Johnson draws an illuminating portrait of Johnson, his life and world. N° de réf. du libraire POW9780571226368

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Description du livre FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. État : New. Main. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Johnson, born weak and half-blind, shambolic and poverty-stricken, became the most admired and quoted man in the eighteenth century. Thrown out of Oxford for a lack of funds, he rose to celebrity: author of The Dictionary , a friend to the king, companion of Reynolds, Goldsmith and Garrick. David Nokes looks beyond Johnson s remarkable public persona and beyond the Johnson that Boswell to some extent created. Nokes looks at his troubled relationship with his first wife, whom he married for money but felt guilty about for the rest of his life; at his family, who haunted his dreams for years; and at his difficult, intimate relationship with Mrs Thrale. He shows a man who gave a quarter of the government pension he received to the poor, filled his home with the blind and destitute, and bequeathed his wealth to Frank Barber, an emancipated black slave brought from Jamaica. Insightful and engaging, Samuel Johnson draws an illuminating portrait of Johnson, his life and world. N° de réf. du libraire POW9780571226368

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Description du livre Faber and Faber. État : New. 2010. Paperback. Johnson, born weak and half-blind, shambolic and poverty-stricken, became the most admired and quoted man in the eighteenth century. Thrown out of Oxford for a lack of funds, he rose to celebrity: author of "The Dictionary", a friend to the king, companion of Reynolds, Goldsmith and Garrick. This title presents a portrait of Johnson, and his life. Num Pages: 448 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.). BIC Classification: BGL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 133 x 31. Weight in Grams: 365. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. N° de réf. du libraire V9780571226368

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