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Samuel Johnson: A Biography


Poet, essayist, biographer, lexicographer, critic, conversationalist and wit, Dr Johnson is one of the great figures of English literature, perhaps the most quoted English writer after Shakespeare. This new biography illuminates the unknown Johnson: the awkward youth, the unsuccessful schoolmaster, the eccentric marriage, his early years in London in the 1740s scratching a living, the epic struggle to produce the Dictionary. Using material unknown to previous biographers, Peter Martin describes the psychological knife-edge ...

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Samuel Johnson: A Biography
2010, Belknap Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674057371

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Samuel Johnson: A Biography
2009, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN-13: 9780297607199


Samuel Johnson: A Biography
2009, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780753825921


Samuel Johnson: A Biography
2008, Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674031609


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