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The great Doctor is an interesting character, to say the very least. I am tempted to seek and read Boswell's book as a follow-up. Read morePublished 15 days ago by J. P.
Meyers’ provides a thoughtful biography of the strange and brilliant Dr. Samuel Johnson, nicely balanced between an examination of his life and some extended remarks about his... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anson Cassel Mills
I first became aware of Johnson in college, more for his Dictionary than his other writings. Over the years I came across collections of his sayings and was always delighted with... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Edwin T. Rywalt
The book well above my expectations. A great buy! The book has hardly been read, if ever even been opened.
Jeffrey Meyers is the secret weapon of modern biography. Without narrating TV specials or signing petitions, Meyers tells well-researched stories then tells them with a clear,... Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Rick
I make the broad assumption that people read biographies to satiate a deeper inspection of a persons life than would normally be found in the works of that writer. Read morePublished on July 2, 2011 by Fred Houpt
When reviewing a biography such as this one, it seems to me that two questions have to be asked - and answered: 1. Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by Daniel Myers
Dr. Samuel Johnson deserves to be called a larger-than-life personality.Johnson was a man of many contrasts and these are exactly the things that make him the ideal man for this... Read morePublished on January 29, 2010 by Paul Gelman
Samuel Johnson was as unlikely a man to gain a major foothold in literary history as could be imagined - his flaws outnumbered his virtues-his intelligence overcompensated for his... Read morePublished on April 3, 2009 by Kindle Customer