The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life by Henry Hitchings
English | June 12th, 2018 | ISBN: 150984192X | 320 Pages | EPUB | 1.13 MB
Samuel Johnson was a critic, an essayist, a poet and a biographer. He was also, famously, the compiler of the first good English dictionary, published in 1755. A polymath and a great conversationalist, his intellectual and social curiosity were boundless. Yet he was a deeply melancholy man, haunted by dark thoughts, sickness and a diseased imagination. In his own life, both public and private, he sought to choose a virtuous and prudent path, negotiating everyday hazards and temptations.