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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 ...

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