The Club

Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
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Product Number: Z100147383
Released: Mar 26, 2019
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ISBN: #9781982664367
Narrator/s: Simon Vance
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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.

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Author(s): Leo Damrosch
Original Publish Date: Mar 26, 2019

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Author(s): Leo Damrosch
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Product Number DD44402
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982664329

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