The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age

3.91 avg rating
( 907 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300251784: The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of “the Club,” a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Leo Damrosch is the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature Emeritus at Harvard University. His previous works include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World, and Eternity’s Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake. He lives in Newton, MA.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Leo Damrosch
Published by Yale University Press, United States (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New Paperback Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Yale University Press, United States, 2020. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The story of the group of extraordinary eighteenth-century writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavernNamed one of the 10 Best Books of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review * A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 * A Kirkus Best Book of 2019 "Damrosch brings the Club's redoubtable personalities-the brilliant minds, the jousting wits, the tender camaraderie-to vivid life."-New York Times Book Review"Magnificently entertaining."-Washington Post 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. Seller Inventory # AAH9780300251784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

2.

Damrosch, Leo
Published by Yale University Press (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New Paperback Quantity available: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2020. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780300251784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

3.

Damrosch, Leo
Published by Yale University Press 1/14/2020 (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New Paperback or Softback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press 1/14/2020, 2020. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780300251784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Damrosch, Leo
Published by Yale University Press (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2020. Condition: New. Brand New! Thousands of Happy Customers!|VCF. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780300251784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Damrosch, Leo
Published by Yale University Press (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2020. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0300251785-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Leo Damrosch
Published by Yale University Press (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New PAP Quantity available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2020. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9780300251784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Leopold Damrosch (author)
Published by Yale University Press 2020-04-03, New Haven (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New paperback Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Yale University Press 2020-04-03, New Haven, 2020. paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9780300251784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Damrosch, Leo
Published by Yale University Press (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
My Books Store
(Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2020. Condition: new. Book is in NEW condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Fast Customer Service!!. Seller Inventory # MBSN0300251785

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Damrosch, Leo
Published by Yale University Press (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New Paperback Quantity available: 5
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2020. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 0300251785

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Leo Damrosch
Published by Yale University Press (2020)
ISBN 10: 0300251785 ISBN 13: 9780300251784
New Paperback Quantity available: 8
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2020. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review Damrosch brings the Club's redoubtable personalities - the brilliant minds, the jousting wits, the tender camarade.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 488 pages. 0.586. Seller Inventory # 9780300251784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book