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Author Dean, Michael, 1949-

Title I, Hogarth / Michael Dean.

Imprint New York : Duckworth Overlook, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    DEAN,MIC    Available
Description ix, 261 p. ; 24 cm.
Note First published in the UK in 2012 by Duckworth Overlook.
Contents Pt. 1. The finger of God, 1697-1714 -- pt. 2. From gamble to rich, 1714-1732 -- pt. 3. From the harlot to the Devil, 1732-1758 -- pt. 4. Finis, 1757-1764.
Summary This novel presents a rollicking picture of 18th century London life in that colourful period. Hogarth's epoch-defining paintings and engravings are renowned. He was London's painter par excellence, and supplies the most enduring vision of the eighteenth century's ebullience, enjoyments and social iniquities. From a childhood spent in a debtor's prison to his death in the arms of his wife, this book follows the life of painter Hogarth as he makes a name for himself and as he fights for artists with his Copyright Act. Through his lifelong marriage to Jane Thornhill, his inability to have children, his time as one of England's best portrait painters, his old age and unfortunate dip into politics, and ultimately his death, this is the artist's life through the artist's eyes.
Subject Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 -- Fiction.
Painters -- England -- 18th century -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Social conditions -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781468303421 (hardback)
1468303422 (hardback)

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