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Title
Samuel Johnson - a personal history
Author
Christopher Hibbert
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20090619

Christopher Hibbert draws on every known contemporary source to provide a minutely detailed look of the fascinating writer Samuel Johnson. Using facts and anecdotes, Hibbert delivers intimate glimpses into Johnson's time as a schoolboy, his eccentricities as an undergraduate at Oxford, his struggle as a poor writer in London, and his slow rise to the legendary figure with a court of admirers and a steady stream of visitors. Hibbert combines personal stories with an examination Johnson's writing, offering a compelling and readable account.

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CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT was born in 1924 and educated at Radley and Oxford, UK. He isa Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George VI, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici; The English: A Social History; and Cavaliers and Roundheads.

HENRY HITCHINGSis the critically acclaimed author of The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English and Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson's Dictionary. Educated at the universities of Oxford and London, he has contributed to many newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Financial Times, and the Times Literary Supplement.


'Skillful and beautifully written'
- The Washington Post

'Persuasive and lively.A highly entertaining portrait'
- Sunday Telegraph

'An excellent and original study'
- Sunday Times

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Authors, English - 18th century - Biography.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
364

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