The Club

The Club Prize winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of the Club, a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk s Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight Eventually the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, and James Boswell It was known simply as the Club In this captivating book, Leo Damrosch brings alive a brilliant, competitive, and eccentric cast of characters With the friendship of the odd couple Samuel Johnson and James Boswell at the heart of his narrative, Damrosch conjures up the precarious, exciting, and often brutal world of late eighteenth century Britain This is the story of an extraordinary group of people whose ideas helped to shape their age, and our own. Free Read Kindle ePUB The Club By Leo Damrosch – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 488 pages
  • The Club
  • Leo Damrosch
  • 11 June 2018
  • 0300217900

10 thoughts on “The Club

  1. says:

    The Club was a group of polymaths who met in an inn once a week in the second half of the 1700s Made up of actors, artists, intellectuals and writers, many of the members were people who remain well known to this day Johnson, Boswell, Joshua Reynolds, Oliver Goldsmith, Edmund Burke and Adam Smith amongst others I was expecting this book to be about the meetings themselves and what they entailed and discussed during these however rather it was a book of biographies of the members Damrosch tak The Club was a group of polymaths who met in an inn once a week in the second half of the 1700s Made up of actors, artists, intellectuals and writers, many of the members were people who remain well known to this day Johnson, Boswell, Joshua Reynolds, Oliver Goldsmith, Edmund Burke and Adam Smith amongst others I was expecting this book to be about the meetings themselves and what they entailed and discussed during these however rather it was a book of biographies of the members Damrosch t...

  2. says:

    Joseph Epsein s rave review paywalled Ask if you would like a copy What historical era produced the greatest aggregate of human intelligence Fifth century B.C Greece provided Socrates and Plato, Pericles and Phidias In 18th century France there were the philosophes, among them D Alembert, Diderot, Voltaire, Helv tius The founding generation of the republic Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton and Adams would be America s entry My own choice would be for Joseph Epsein s rave review paywalled Ask if you would like a copy What historical era produced the greatest aggregate of human intelligence Fifth century B.C Greece provided Socrates and Plato, Pericles and Phidias In 18th century France there were the philosophes, among them D Alembert, Diderot, Voltaire, Helv tius The founding generation of the republic Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton and Adams would be America s entry My own choice would be for middle and late 18th century London, where Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Edward Gibbon, Joshua Reynolds, Oliver Goldsmith, James Boswell, David Garrick, Charles James Fox, Adam Smith, David Hume and Richard Brinsley Sheridan walked the streets These men knew one another well and, with the exception of...

  3. says:

    This book is a vital survey of the intellectual and literary circle of luminaries who came to intersect their interests in an informal meeting called the Club at a local tavern called the Mitre Ostensibly, it also spotlights many of the socio cultural personas of the late 18th century in Britain Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Joshua Reynolds, and Edward Gibbon.Alongside his previous 2 books, a biography of Jonathan Swift and an artistic biography of W This book is a vital survey of the intellectual and literary circle of luminaries who came to intersect their interests in an informal meeting called the Club at a local tavern called the Mitre Ostensibly, it also spotlights many of the socio cultural personas of the late 18th century in Britain Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, David G...

  4. says:

    In the second half of the eighteenth century a remarkable group of men met weekly in the Turk s Head Tavern in London Known simply as The Club, the group included Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, Oliver Goldsmith, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Adam Smith and Edward Gibbon This book traces the fortunes of those men as well as some of the talented women who were their friends and supporters like the writers Fanny Burney, Hannah Moore, and Charlotte Lennox, and the woman In the second half of the eighteenth century a remarkable group of men met weekly in the Turk s Head Tavern in London Known simply as The Club, the group included Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, Oliver Goldsmith, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Adam Smith and Edward Gibbon This book traces the fortunes of those men as well as some of the talented women who were their friends and supporters like the writers Fanny Burney, Hannah Moore, and Charlotte Lennox, and the woman on whom Johnson came to dependthan anyone else, Hester Thrale.Leo Damrosch is the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature Emeritus at Harvard University but this is not a book for a closeted academic readership With an eye for the telling detail and the emblematic anecdote, Damrosch brings the world of eighteenth century lit...

  5. says:

    An intellectual history of the late eighteenth century through the lives of some remarkable menEighteenth century England was a lively place Captain Cook was exploring the South Seas Playwrights like Richard Sheridan and Oliver Goldsmith were writing plays we still enjoy, and David Garrick was acting in them Adam Smith was inventing modern economics And so on Despite the breadth of the innovation, exploration, and accomplishments in that era, though, the cast of characters who played major An intellectual history of the late eighteenth century through the lives of some remarkable menEighteenth century England was a lively place Captain Cook was exploring the South Seas Playwrights like Richard Sheridan and Oliver Goldsmith were writing plays we still enjoy, and David Garrick was acting in them Adam Smith was inventing modern economics And so on Despite the breadth of the innovation, exploration, and accomplishments in that era, though, the cast of characters who played major roles all seemed to know one another The Club focuses on one small remarkable group of men who gathered for camaraderie and stimulating conversation and uses their lives to open the door onto the big picture of t...

  6. says:

    An entertaining book for difficult times.It hits the middle overlapping region of the Venn diagram where the two circles are labelled About an Interesting Group of Historical Figures and Not Depressing If you have only a vague idea who Johnson, Boswell, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, et al., were, the book might be easier going if you skim through the Wikipedia entries for the main characters first Even the slightest previous acquaintance with these characters will be enough for you to dive An entertaining book for difficult times.It hits ...

  7. says:

    There s not much to say about the titular Club, certainly not enough to fill 400 pages Damrosch s strategy is to write about the lives of its members, and the general milieu they lived in So, rather than a history of the club this book is mostly a series of independent biographies.Adam Smith gets one chapter 8 pages , Joshua Reynolds gets one chapter, Edmund Burke gets one chapter, and so on Johnson and Boswell get a few each, and some about the two of them together.There are two problems w There s not much to say about the titular Club, certainly not enough to fill 400 pages Damrosch s strategy is to write about the lives of its members, and the general milieu they lived in So, rather than a history of the club this book is mostly a series of independent biographies.Adam Smith gets one chapter 8 pages , Joshua R...

  8. says:

    This is largely a rehash of Boswell s The Life of Johnson with additional biographical details on each of the major members of the Literary Club that Johnson helped to found It contains some interesting theories on the real nature of Johnson s relationship with Hester Thrale It includes a lot of the stupid things that Boswell did and said during his lifetime, most of which we can do without Boswell was an ass but he was also the artist who left us with a masterpiece I like how William Gaddis This is largely a rehash of Boswell s The Life of Johnson with additional biographical details on each of the major members of the Literary Club that Johnson helped to found It contains some interesting theories on the real nature of Johnson s relationship with Hester Thrale It includes a lot of the stupid things that Boswell did and said during his lifetime,...

  9. says:

    The author s painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious in the writing of this book There were many facts that I only discovered after reading this

  10. says:

    Unique glimpse into the movers shakers of a quarter of a millenia in the past truly rare and very interesting Recommended read.

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