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John Gay, a Profession of Friendship

(1995)
A Critical Biography
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This major biography is the first full-length life of John Gay (1685-1732) for over fifty years. David Nokes's detailed and extensive research has unearthed several new discoveries, including hitherto unpublished letters, and possible attributions. Presenting Gay as a complex character, torn between the hopes of court preferment and the assertion of literary independence, this book is at once a lively and readable biography for the non-specialist, as well as a comprehensive and scholarly study.



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Hardback Editions

May 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: John Gay, a Profession of Friendship: A Critical Biography
Author(s): David Nokes
ISBN: 0-19-812971-8 / 978-0-19-812971-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: John Gay: A Profession of Friendship (Faber Finds)
Author(s): David Nokes
ISBN: 0-571-32008-2 / 978-0-571-32008-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: John Gay: A Profession of Friendship (Faber Finds)
Author(s): David Nokes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK