A performance by Elliot Engel on “Defining Dr. Samuel Johnson--Eccentric Inventor of the English Dictionary” will take place on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7 pm at Long View Center, 118 South Person Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601. General admission tickets will be $25 per person. Advanced purchase is strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, or mail a check payable to Joel Lane Museum House to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605, or buy your tickets through Eventbrite.com by clicking this link: Engel on Johnston. Your tickets will be held at will call. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.
Although compiling the first great English dictionary was his immortal accomplishment, there is so much more to the life and writings of this remarkable British author. Using anecdotes, analysis, and large doses of humor, Dr. Engel places Johnson within his crucial eighteenth-century context and points out the many triumphs and tragedies in Dr. Johnson’s long, remarkable life. Visit joellane.org for more information. (joellanehouse)