Samuel Johnson: The Struggle

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Oldcastle Books Ltd, Nov 27, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
Jeffrey Meyers tells the extraordinary story of Samuel Johnson one of the most illustrious figures of English literary tradition. Johnson was famous as a poet, novelist, biographer, essayist, critic, editor, lexicographer, conversationalist and larger than life personality. After nine years of work Johnson's, 'A dictionary of the English Language, was published in 1755. He overcame great adversity to achieve success. 'The Struggle' is a masterful portrait of a brilliant and tormented figure.

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A balanced view of the troubled yet triumphant life of one of literature's and lexicography's not-so-gentle giants.Veteran biographer Meyers (Modigliani, 2006, etc.) sees Dr. Johnson (1709-84) not ... Read full review


The Struggle
Lichfield Lad 17091728
Vile Melancholy 17281730
Preposterous Union 17301736
Benevolent Giant 1737
Grub Street 1737
London Observed 17371739
Politics and Passion 17391744
Society of the Afflicted 17621763
Contagion of Desire 17631764
Bandying Civilities 17651772
Domestick Pleasures 17651772
Mind Diseased 17651772
Savage Clans 17721777
Enchain the Heart 17781781
Lacerated Friendship 17811783

Doom of Man 17451749
Greatest Genius 17501752
Intellectual Entertainments 17521754
Sluggish Resolution 17551758
Dangerous Imagination 17591762
The Night Cometh 17831784
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Jeffrey Meyers is an inexaustable eclectic writer and one of the foremost literary biographers of our time.

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