Journal Author: W. R. Owens

Jane Darcy, Melancholy and Literary Biography, 1640–1816

Cowper and Newton Journal Book Review Jane Darcy, Melancholy and Literary Biography, 1640–1816. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. xii + 235 pp. ISBN: 978-1-137-27108-2. R. Owens Writing in The Rambler in 1750, Samuel Johnson famously declared that ‘no species of writing seems more worthy of cultivation than biography’. ‘Narratives of the lives of particular persons’, he

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