W. Jackson Bate

Winner, 1978 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1980 National Book Awards

Walter Jackson Bate was a professor of English at Harvard University who wrote award-winning biographies of John Keats and Samuel Johnson.
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Samuel Johnson: A Biography

ISBN 9781887178761 Counterpoint Press /

Samuel Johnson is a writer of such significance that his era-- the second half of the eighteenth century-- has come to be known as the age of Johnson. W. Jackson Bate's formidable biography, with its uncanny depth and empathy, delves deep into the character that formed Johnson's intellect and fueled his prodigious contribution to literature, religion, politics, and our understanding of the essence of humankind. More about this book >

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W. Jackson Bate

Walter Jackson Bate was a professor of English at Harvard University who wrote award-winning biographies of John Keats and Samuel Johnson.

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