The Johnson Circle: A Group Portrait

Author:   Lyle Larsen
Publisher:   Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
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9781683931171


Pages:   348
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Lyle Larsen
Publisher:   Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Imprint:   Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
ISBN:  

9781683931171


ISBN 10:   1683931173
Pages:   348
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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List of Illustrations Preface Principal Figures of the Johnson Circle 1. His Trade was Wisdom 2. The Great Field of Genius and Exertion 3. Deadman's Place 4. Blunders, Ridicule, and a Fine Malignity 5. Incident in the Haymarket 6. Between Comedy and Tragedy 7. Retaliation 8. Domestic Issues 9. A Variety of Private Cases 10. Like Embroidery upon Gauze 11. The Flight of Time 12. A Wicked, False, Ungrateful Little Vixen 13. Torn Friendships 14. A Pattern of Resignation Appendix: Bennet Langton's Children Selected Bibliography Index About the Author

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In this accessible book, Larsen (Santa Monica College) offers a basic introduction to Samuel Johnson's friendships with nine principal members of what has become known as the Johnson circle : Boswell, Goldsmith, Henry and Hester Thrale, Garrick, Reynolds, Langton, Beauclerk, and Frances Burney.... [G]eneral readers coming to the topic for the first time will be informed and entertained by a lively and congenial narrative of one of the most fascinating collections of people in literary history. Summing Up: Recommended...Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers. * CHOICE *


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Lyle Larsen is professor emeritus of English at Santa Monica College.

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