Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward

Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward

By: Paul Johnson (author)Paperback

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"It is Johnson's gift that he can make his subjects human and fallible enough that we would...recognize them instantly, while also illuminating what made them heroes." -Washington Post Book World on Heroes "Johnson is a clear, intelligent, forceful writer, and nothing if not thorough." -Wall Street Journal Paul Johnson, the acclaimed author of Creators, Heroes, and the New York Times bestseller Intellectuals, returns with a captivating collection of biographical portraits of the Western world's greatest wits and humorists. With chapters dedicated to history's sharpest tongues and most piercing pens, including Benjamin Franklin, Toulouse-Lautrec, G.K. Chesterton, Damon Runyan, W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, and many more, Johnson's Humorists is an exciting compendium of our most enduring comical and satirical innovators.

About Author

Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He regularly writes book reviews for several UK magazines and newspapers, such as the Literary Review and The Spectator, and he lectures around the world. He lives in London, England.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780061825927
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780061825927
  • weight: 45
  • ISBN10: 0061825921

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