Thursday, April 2nd, Leo Damrosch, Author of The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped An Age, 6pm at
the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Leo Damrosch will recreate a celebrated eighteenth-century London club whose members met at the Turks Head Tavern to eat, drink, and enthusiastically argue. At its center was Samuel Johnson, and thanks to his friend and future biographer James Boswell, we have unusually rich accounts of their discussions. Damrosch’s talk will also range beyond those weekly meetings to illuminate the larger careers of many of the members. Head House Books will be selling books at this event at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. For more information and to reserve a seat, please click HERE.