Fame and Fortune: Sir John Hill and London Life in the 1750s

Fame and Fortune Sir John Hill and London Life in the s This multi disciplinary essay collection explores the controversial life and achievements of Sir John Hill a prolific contributor to Georgian England s literature medicine and science By

  • Title: Fame and Fortune: Sir John Hill and London Life in the 1750s
  • Author: Clare Brant George Rousseau
  • ISBN: 9781137580535
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This multi disciplinary essay collection explores the controversial life and achievements of Sir John Hill 1714 1775 , a prolific contributor to Georgian England s literature, medicine and science By the time he died, he had been knighted by the Swedish monarch and become a household name among scientists and writers throughout Britain and Europe In 1750s London he wasThis multi disciplinary essay collection explores the controversial life and achievements of Sir John Hill 1714 1775 , a prolific contributor to Georgian England s literature, medicine and science By the time he died, he had been knighted by the Swedish monarch and become a household name among scientists and writers throughout Britain and Europe In 1750s London he was a celebrity, but he was also widely vilified.Hill, an important writer of urban space, also helped define London through his periodicals and fictions As well as examining his significance and achievements, this book makes Hill a means of exploring the lively intellectual and public world of London in the 1750s where rivalries abounded, and where clubs, societies, coffee houses, theatres and pleasure gardens shaped fame and fortunes By investigating one individual s intersections with his metropolis, Fame and Fortune restores Hill to view and contributes new understandings of the forms and functions of eighteenth century intellectual worlds.

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