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John Gay, a Profession of Friendship A Critical Biography

Nokes, David

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ISBN 10: 0198129718 / ISBN 13: 9780198129714
Published by Oxford University Press, 1995
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Title: John Gay, a Profession of Friendship A ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition.

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This major biography is the first full-length life of John Gay (1685-1732) for over fifty years. David Nokes's detailed and extensive research has unearthed several new discoveries, including hitherto unpublished letters, and possible attributions. Presenting Gay as a complex character, torn between the hopes of court preferment and the assertion of literary independence, this book is at once a lively and readable biography for the non-specialist, as well as a comprehensive and scholarly study.

About the Author:

David Nokes is Reader in English at King's College, London. He co-wrote the BBC TV adaptation of Clarissa in 1992, and his book Jonathan Swift: A Hypocrite Reversed (OUP, 1985) won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Best Biography. He is also author of No Country for Old Men (1981); and the The Long Exile of Jonathan Swift, (1981).

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