The Resource The Club : Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age, Leo Damrosch

The Club : Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age, Leo Damrosch

Label
The Club : Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age
Title
The Club
Title remainder
Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age
Statement of responsibility
Leo Damrosch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Damrosch, Leopold
Dewey number
941.073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Boswell, James
  • Societies
  • Intellectuals
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The Club : Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age, Leo Damrosch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Johnson before Boswell : the years of struggle -- Johnson before Boswell : fame at last -- Boswell before Johnson : setting out for the wide world -- Boswell before Johnson : the search for self -- The fateful meeting -- Boswell abroad -- The Club is born -- Sir Joshua Reynolds -- Edmund Burke -- David Garrick -- The spirit of mirth -- A new life at Streatham -- Boswell in Scotland, and Stratford -- Among the farthest Hebrides -- The widening river -- Empire -- Adam Smith -- Edward Gibbon -- Infidels and believers -- Johnson nearing the end -- Boswell on the downhill slope
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300217902
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 473694
  • (HPL)325780
  • 473694
Label
The Club : Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age, Leo Damrosch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Johnson before Boswell : the years of struggle -- Johnson before Boswell : fame at last -- Boswell before Johnson : setting out for the wide world -- Boswell before Johnson : the search for self -- The fateful meeting -- Boswell abroad -- The Club is born -- Sir Joshua Reynolds -- Edmund Burke -- David Garrick -- The spirit of mirth -- A new life at Streatham -- Boswell in Scotland, and Stratford -- Among the farthest Hebrides -- The widening river -- Empire -- Adam Smith -- Edward Gibbon -- Infidels and believers -- Johnson nearing the end -- Boswell on the downhill slope
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300217902
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 473694
  • (HPL)325780
  • 473694

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