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The Notorious Sir John Hill: The Man Destroyed by Ambition in the Era of Celebrity

George Rousseau
Format
Book
Published
Bethlehem [Pa.] : Lehigh University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781611461206, 1611461200, 9781611461213, 1611461219
Contents
  • The mountebank's road out
  • Amidst the trees in Sussex
  • Apothecary Hill, almost FRS
  • Deranged by disappointment
  • Three strikes in revenge
  • Man of letters
  • Puffing "Inspector Hill"
  • The "lion" at the Bedford
  • Riot in Ranelagh
  • Hill and the "fame machine"
  • Canning and marriage
  • Philosophy and botany
  • Botany and Bute
  • Hill and Linnaeus
  • The theatre too
  • Annus mirabilis 1758-59
  • The final blow
  • Knighthood and death
  • Lady Hill persists
  • Forgotten Hill
  • Afterword: on the trail of John Hill.
Description
xxxi, 391 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
  • "Co-published with the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc."--Title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-380) and index.
Technical Details
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