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Biographical Writings : Soldiers, Scholars, and Friends (Hardcover) (Samuel Johnson)

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Well before publishing the Lives of the Poets, Samuel Johnson was an accomplished biographer, having written the lives of numerous scholars, scientists, philosophers, critics, and theologians (including Peter Burnham, Sir Thomas Browne, and Confucius) as well as select military and political men (such as Sir Francis Drake, Admiral Blake, and Frederick the Great). This volume contains these earlier biographies as well as epitaphs and obituaries for ordinary individuals with whom Johnson shared a personal connection. This collection of life writing displays Johnson performing in his favorite literary genre in the many years before he wrote his celebratedLives of the Poets.
Number of Pages: 577
Genre: Literary Collections
Series Title: Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Samuel Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: August 23, 2016
TCIN: 51407966
UPC: 9780300210958
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-0025
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