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Description - Hazlitt in Love by Jon Cook

When William Hazlitt moved into 9 Southampton Buildings, Holborn, in August 1920, little did he know that his life would soon be turned upside down. On meeting 19-year-old Sarah Walker, his new landlady's daughter, as she served him breakfast on his first morning, he conceived a deep infatuation. The intensity of this obsession would eventually lead him to divorce his wife and write the most controversial book of his career, the Liber Amoris.Passion and intrigue, love and deception come together in this intoxicating account of a wild and romantic chapter in the life of a genius.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904977407
ISBN-10: 1904977405
Format: Hardback
(205mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Short Books Ltd
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jon Cook

Jon Cook is Professor of Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of East Anglia. He has written essays, articles and reviews on the work of William Hazlitt as well as editing William Hazlitt: Selected Writings for Oxford University Press. He has taught at universities in Europe, the United States and India. He lives in Norwich.

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Selected Writings by Jon Cook
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Poetry in Theory by Jon Cook
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