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Synopsis: Although Johnson succeeded in becoming the leading literary figure of his age, he always suffered from a heightened sense of failure. Even after strenuously revising his "Dictionary of the English Language" he felt profoundly dissatisfied with it. In his early years, he relied on his extraordinary powers of mind to distinguish himself from his family and to propel him into broader social and intellectual circles, and in his literary work sought to emulate his hero, Joseph Scaliger, by becoming a citizen of the "European republic of letters". He never felt, however, that he had achieved these dreams, prevented from doing so by financial and personal circumstances - his nervous disorder and the melancholy that attended it. Robert DeMaria describes his subject in terms of Johnson's own personal and professional hopes for himself and aims to get closer to the historical man than any previous study of the complete life and works.
From the Back Cover:
In this major revision of The Life of Samuel Johnson, Robert DeMaria makes a compelling claim for the attention of a new generation of Johnson's readers and admirers.
Even as a child Johnson relied on his extraordinary powers of mind to distinguish himself from his family and to propel him into broader intellectual and social milieux. His hero was Joseph Scaliger and he dreamt of becoming a Latin scholar-poet, a citizen like Scaliger of the European republic of letters. His efforts and talents were remarkable. But financial and personal circumstances prevented him achieving his early dreams. Robert DeMaria describes his subject in terms of Johnson's own personal and professional hopes for himself and gets closer to the historical man than any previous study of the complete life and works.
Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson: A Critical ...
Publisher: Blackwell Pub
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1993. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. Bookseller Inventory # GRP84742559
Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1993. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP80046333
Book Description Blackwell Pub. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2562340280
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR006383040
Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001544703
Book Description Book Condition: very good. 680 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M01557861501-V
Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_200048267
Book Description Wiley-Blackwell 1993-04-08, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Some shelf wear to dust jacket,light scuffs otherwise in a very good condition. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 102385-6
Book Description Blackwell, Cambridge, MA, 1993. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus Dust Jacket. 356 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. Just a hint of foxing top fore-edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 055924
Book Description Basil Blackwell, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1557861501 Blackwell pub. with dw, 1993, 356pp. Bookseller Inventory # 096377