Samuel Johnson: A Biography Paperback – Jan 20 2010
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'A solidly constructed literary biography that makes judicious use of sources sidelined by Boswell, as well as later academic findings'―GUARDIAN
'Well-researched, fully annotated and judiciously expressed... Peter Martin's volume is a worthy addition to everyone's shelf of Johnsoniana'―LITERARY REVIEW
'Peter Martin has written a very smart and well-researched book'―SPECTATOR
'It would be nice if [Martin's] SAMUEL JOHNSON won the 2009 Samuel Johnson. I think it has a chance'―OBSERVER
About the Author
Peter Martin was born in Argentina of English parents and educated there and in America. He has taught English literature in both England and America and written extensively on 18th-century British and American literature and culture. He divides his time between southern Spain and West Sussex.
Top Customer Reviews
Johnson was a tall man, just under 6 feet with a large torso, neck, arms and trunk. He looked from his young days somewhat odd in his body proportions but was possessed of substantial physical strength and stamina. (There were stories told of how, when angered, he could toss someone still sitting in a chair, both sent flying through the air.Read more ›