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When Samuel met Eustace

There’s a lengthy review of several new Johnson-related books written by Adam Gopnik in this week’s New Yorker, and two of those books drew on the Hyde Collection for some of their illustrations. One is Peter Martin’s Samuel Johnson: A Biography (published right here at Harvard University Press). The other is Ian McIntyre’s Hester: The Remarkable Life of Dr. Johnson’s “Dear Mistress”, (only out in the UK at present) a biography of Hester Thrale Piozzi.

More reviews of Samuel Johnson can be found here and here. More reviews of Hester are here and here.

Published in:John Overholt |on December 3rd, 2008 |Comments Off on When Samuel met Eustace