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Samuel Johnson

A Biography

Samuel Johnson( )
Author: Martin, Peter
ISBN:978-0-674-03160-9
Publication Date:Sep 2008
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Imprint:Belknap Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

Bewigged, muscular and for his day unusually tall, adorned in soiled, rumpled clothes, beset by involuntary tics, opinionated, powered in his conversation by a prodigious memory and intellect, Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) was in his life a literary and social icon as no other age has produced. “Johnsonianissimus,” as Boswell called him, became in the hands of his first biographers the rationalist epitome and sage of Enlightenment. These clich s-though they contain...
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Book Details
Pages:640
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.125 x 9.25 Inches



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