Johnson On Savage: The Life Of Mr Richard Savage

Johnson On Savage: The Life Of Mr Richard Savage by Samuel Johnson
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ISBN
9780007111695
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
132
Dimensions
130 x 197mm
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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.
ISBN:
9780007111695
Publication Date:
01 / 02 / 2006
Pages:
132
Dimensions:
130 x 197mm

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