Jeffrey Meyers tells the extraordinary story of Samuel Johnson, one of the most illustrious figures of English literary tradition.
Johnson was famous as a poet, novelist, biographer, essayist critic, editor, lexicographer, conversationalist and larger-than-life personality.
After nine years of work, Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755.
He overcame great adversity to achieve success.
Samuel Johnson: The Struggle is a masterful portrait of a brilliant and tormented figure.
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Jeffrey Meyers is an inexhaustible, eclectic writer and one of the foremost literary biographers of our time.