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The Club - Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age (Hardcover): Leo Damrosch

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Leo Damrosch

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Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of “the Club,” a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern

In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk’s Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, and James Boswell. It was known simply as “the Club.”

In this captivating book, Leo Damrosch brings alive a brilliant, competitive, and eccentric cast of characters. With the friendship of the “odd couple” Samuel Johnson and James Boswell at the heart of his narrative, Damrosch conjures up the precarious, exciting, and often brutal world of late eighteenth-century Britain. This is the story of an extraordinary group of people whose ideas helped to shape their age, and our own.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2019
Authors: Leo Damrosch
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 488
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-21790-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Literary
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 16th to 18th centuries
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Biography > Literary
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LSN: 0-300-21790-0
Barcode: 9780300217902

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