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Life of Mr Richard Savage

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ISBN-10: 1554811554

ISBN-13: 9781554811557

Edition: 2016

Authors: Samuel Johnson, Nicholas Seager, Lance Wilcox

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The Life of Mr Richard Savagewas the first important book by an unknown Grub Street hack, Samuel Johnson, who would later become the most celebrated British writer of the late 1700s. Richard Savage (1697-1743) was a poet, playwright, and satirist who claimed to be the illegitimate son of a late earl and to have been denied his inheritance and viciously persecuted by his mother. He was urbane, charming, a brilliant conversationalist, but also irresponsible and impulsive. His role in a tavern brawl almost led him to the gallows, though his life was saved by an eleventh-hour pardon by the King. Over time he attracted many supporters, practically all of whom he managed to alienate by the time…    
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Book details

List price: $24.25
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 6/2/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English