Johnson's England: An account Of The Life & Manners Of His Age (2 Volume Set)

Johnson's England: An account Of The Life & Manners Of His Age (2 Volume Set)

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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Photo is of the actual book - please note wear and tear. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title. Author: Ed. A.S. Turberville Format: Hardback Number of Pages: This two-volume set, edited by A.S. Turberville, is a comprehensive account of the life and manners of Samuel Johnson. Published by Clarendon Press Oxford in 1952. The object of this work is to depict the life of the period in English history which may legitimately be described as the Age of Johnson. Johnson lived from 1709 to I784; as a small child he was 'touched for the evil' by Queen Anne, and he lived into the third decade of the reign of George Ill, to see, a few months before his death,...

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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Photo is of the actual book - please note wear and tear. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title.

Author: Ed. A.S. Turberville

Format: Hardback

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This two-volume set, edited by A.S. Turberville, is a comprehensive account of the life and manners of Samuel Johnson. Published by Clarendon Press Oxford in 1952. The object of this work is to depict the life of the period in English history which may legitimately be described as the Age of Johnson. Johnson lived from 1709 to I784; as a small child he was 'touched for the evil' by Queen Anne, and he lived into the third decade of the reign of George Ill, to see, a few months before his death, the triumphal election which established the Younger Pitt in power. It is clear that the term the Age of Johnson cannot properly be applied to the whole of the Doctor's lifetime: no one in using it has in mind the period which may be appropriately designated the Age of Addison or of Pope; nor yet the Doctor's early years, when he was an undergraduate at Oxford or an unsuccessful schoolmaster at Edial. It was not until the spring of 1737 that, accompanied by his former pupil, David Garrick, he went up from Lichfield to London in order to try his fortunes in the city with which he is perhaps more closely associated than any other Englishman; and not till ten years after that did he start upon the Dictionary, which brought the fame that his play, his poems, and even The Rambler had failed to win. Reprinted 1952 Edition. Ex- Library - sticker is affixed to front pastedown. Condition: Good with no dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. Mild wear and bumping to spine, board edges and corners. Some foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. May also contain a few markings such as an owner's name, short gifter's inscription or light stamp. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting.
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