Samuel Johnson: A Life

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Johnson, born weak and half-blind, shambolic and poverty-stricken, became the most admired and quoted man in the eighteenth century. Thrown out of Oxford for a lack of funds, he rose to celebrity: author of "The Dictionary", a friend to the king, companion of Reynolds, Goldsmith and Garrick. David Nokes looks beyond Johnson's remarkable public persona and beyond the Johnson that Boswell to some extent created. Nokes looks at his troubled relationship with his first wife, whom he married for money but felt guilty about for ...

Samuel Johnson: A Life 2010, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571226368

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Samuel Johnson: A Life 2009, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805086515

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Samuel Johnson: A Life 2008, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571226351

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