Hogarth: A Life and a World Part 1 of 2

Hogarth: A Life and a World Part 1 of 2

by Jenny Uglow
     
 

Part one of two parts

William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) stamped his name on an era. His prints hang in pubs and leap out from history books. In this powerful biography of Hogarth, Uglow uncovers the man and his world. She links his achievements to his times, placing his nationalism and philanthropic interests within the profound eighteenth-century re-thinking of

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Part one of two parts

William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) stamped his name on an era. His prints hang in pubs and leap out from history books. In this powerful biography of Hogarth, Uglow uncovers the man and his world. She links his achievements to his times, placing his nationalism and philanthropic interests within the profound eighteenth-century re-thinking of culture and "politeness." history comes to life in the voices of contemporaries - from Hogarth himself to Swift, Gay and Pope, and his great friends Fielding and Garrick. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a great artist and the age that formed him.

"Eminently readable - Hogarth was proud, stubborn, comic and vulnerable, qualities which made him a great man." (Cosmopolitan)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736667197
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
03/12/2001
Edition description:
Unabridged

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