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    Johnson On Savage: The Life Of Mr Richard Savage

    By: Samuel Johnson

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    ISBN
    9780007111695
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    132
     

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    Classic Biographies Edited By Richard Homes

    When he first came to London, young Samuel Johnson was befriended by the flamboyant poet, playwright and blackmailer, Richard Savage. Walking the backstreets at night, he learned Savage’s extraordinary story – supposedly persecuted by a ‘cruel mother’, sentenced to death for a murder in a brothel, appointed Volunteer Poet Laureate to the Queen, and finally broken and outcast. With this moving and intimate account, Johnson created a brilliant black comedy of eighteenth-century Grub Street which revolutionised English biography by its psychological realism. Yet Savage’s destructive charm and delusions of grandeur sometimes even threatened to entangle Johnson himself.

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