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
Author
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
  • 828/.609
  • 928.286
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN452
LC item number
.D36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Boswell, James
  • Authors
  • Societies
  • Intellectuals
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Boswell, James
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Intellectual life
  • Intellectuals
  • Societies
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The Club : Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age, Leo Damrosch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 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 -- Epilogue -- Appendix : members of the Club in its first twenty years
Control code
on1048941286
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300217902
Lccn
2018952381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
Label
The Club : Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age, Leo Damrosch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 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 -- Epilogue -- Appendix : members of the Club in its first twenty years
Control code
on1048941286
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300217902
Lccn
2018952381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits

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