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Dr.Johnson's Women

by Norma Clarke

Dr.Johnson's Women Synopsis

I dined yesterday at Mrs Garrick's with Mrs Carter, Miss Hannah More and Miss Fanny Burney. Three such women are not to found; I know not where I could find a fourth, except Mrs Lennox, who is superiour to them all. --Samuel Johnson Dr. Johnson enjoyed the company of clever women. Dr. Johnson's Women explores his relationship with six remarkable and successful female authors, all of whom he knew well: Elizabeth Carter, Hannah More, Charlotte Lennox, Hester Thrale, Fanny Burney and Elizabeth Montagu. It is also an account of the characters and achievements of these women. It is often assumed that women writers in the eighteenth century suffered the same restrictions and obstacles that confronted their Victorian successors. Norma Clarke shows that this was by no means the case. Highlighting the opportunities available to women with talent in the eighteenth century, Dr. Johnson's Women makes clear just how impressive and varied their achievements were.

Dr.Johnson's Women Press Reviews

Dr. Johnson's Women represents the best kind of popula history being produced at the moment: scholarly, fluent and supremely human. --Kathryn Hughes, Daily Telegraph Dr. Clarke understands the eighteenth century -- she has a nice sense of character. Her book is both shrewd and scholarly. --Adam Sisman, Evening Standard Dr. Johnson's Women represents the best kind of popula history being produced at the moment: scholarly, fluent and supremely human. Kathryn Hughes, Daily Telegraph Dr. Clarke understands the eighteenth century -- she has a nice sense of character. Her book is both shrewd and scholarly. Adam Sisman, Evening Standard Dr. Johnson's Women represents the best kind of popula history being produced at the moment: scholarly, fluent and supremely human. Kathryn Hughes, Daily Telegraph Dr. Clarke understands the eighteenth century -- she has a nice sense of character. Her book is both shrewd and scholarly. Adam Sisman, Evening Standard Dr. Johnson's Women represents the best kind of popula history being produced at the moment: scholarly, fluent and supremely human. --Kathryn Hughes, Daily Telegraph Dr. Clarke understands the eighteenth century -- she has a nice sense of character. Her book is both shrewd and scholarly. --Adam Sisman, Evening Standard

Book Information

ISBN: 9781852852542
Publication date: 1st January 2001
Author: Norma Clarke
Publisher: Hambledon Continuum an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Literary studies: plays & playwrights,

About Norma Clarke

Norma Clarke is the author of Ambitious Heights: The Jewsbury Sisters, Felicia Hemans and Jane Carlyle.

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