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THE CLUB Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age

by | Read by Simon Vance

Biography & Memoir • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Simon Vance is a master narrator, and a highly suitable choice for this lively history of a dining club composed of eighteenth-century London's most celebrated figures, including Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, David Garrick, Edward Gibbon, Joshua Reynolds--yes, all of them men. Their gatherings were a composite portrait of the arts and letters of their time, their individual histories, and the diversity of these figures' backgrounds and accents. Boswell, a landed Scot, is the most frequently quoted. A faithfully rendered Scottish accent is a feature some listeners may take pleasure in; others, not so much. Nonetheless, the narrative is rich, insightful, often quite bawdy, and performed with perfect expression, grace, and understanding. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982664329 $39.95 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781982664336 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781982664343 $24.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982664312 $118.00 • Thirteen CDs

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