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The Resource According to Queeney, Beryl Bainbridge

According to Queeney, Beryl Bainbridge

Label
According to Queeney
Title
According to Queeney
Statement of responsibility
Beryl Bainbridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The literary world of Georgian London and the more private arena of its most celebrated man of letters, Samuel Johnson, come to life in this tale of unrequited love and compelling passion. Although melancholia and the gout have jaded the middle-aged Dr. Johnson's palate for society, the eminent, if increasingly irascible lexicographer nonetheless accepts an introduction to the excellent table of the wealthy Southwark brewer Henry Thrale. So it is that an evening in 1764, instead of meeting Johnson's very low expectations, takes him into the social orbit of the charming, vivacious Mrs. Thrale - and marks the beginning of an extraordinary relationship that will span the final two decades of his life. As Johnson settles more and more comfortably into his niche among the Thrales, the family's already hectic domain is thrown further into lively chaos by the literary giant's retinue of sycophants, admirers, scholars, and friends like the illustrious actor David Garrick, poet Oliver Goldsmith, novelist Fanny Burney, and painter Joshua Reynolds. Ambiguities have meanwhile begun to complicate the bond between Johnson and Mrs. Thrale. Possessiveness vies with rejection, and sexual tensions stir beneath the decorous surfaces of everyday life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bainbridge, Beryl
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A3195
LC item number
A64 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Piozzi, Hester Lynch
  • Keith, Hester Maria Elphinstone
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Authors
  • London (England)
Label
According to Queeney, Beryl Bainbridge
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47056369
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780786707737
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001035948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
According to Queeney, Beryl Bainbridge
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47056369
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780786707737
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001035948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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