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Four Portraits: Boswell, Sterne, Gibbon, And Wilkes

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Published December 31st 1987 by Cresset Library (first published 1947)
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Eric
Quennell is always so fun to read. I'm glad there's alot of him. This book is at its best when Quennell gives his talent for pastiche free rein, and starts to write with the pomp and shimmer of his subjects; it's at its worst when he elaborates some jejune metaphorical flight a la Strachey (as these are late 18th century subjects, there's alot about aristocrats dancing on volcanos of social unrest, the fumes of popular discontent seething though the cracks, yadda yadda yadda).
Jonathan
Absolutely fascinating.
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