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Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage


A classic reissue of Richard Holmes's brilliant book on Samuel Johnson's friendship with the poet Richard Savage, which won the James Tait Black Prize for Biography. Dr Johnson & Mr Savage is the story of a mysterious eighteenth-century friendship. Richard Savage was a poet, playwright and convicted murderer who roamed through the brothels and society salons of Augustan England creating a legend of poetic injustice. Strangest of all his achievements was the friendship he inspired in Samuel Johnson, then a young, ...

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Dr Johnson and Mr Savage
2005, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780007204557

Mass-market paperback

Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage
1996, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679757702

Trade paperback

Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage
1994, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679435853

American edition


Dr Johnson and Mr Savage
1994, Flamingo, London

ISBN-13: 9780006548249

Mass-market paperback

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