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Author: Samuel Johnson; Peter Martin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Samuel Johnson, a conversationalist, the rationalist epitome and the sage of the Enlightenment. It includes the periodical essays from the "Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler". It also  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Johnson; Peter Martin
ISBN: 9780674035850 0674035852 9780674060340 0674060342
OCLC Number: 316037979
Description: xxv, 503 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Periodical essays (1750-1760). Morality, behavior and psychology --
Society and manners --
Biography and autobiography --
Literature and authorship --
Death --
Politics --
pt. 2. Excerpts from the preface to A dictionary of the English language (1755) --
pt. 3. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (1759) --
pt. 4. Preface to The plays of William Shakespeare (1765) --
Excerpts from Lives of the poets.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Samuel Johnson ; edited by Peter Martin.

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Readers should find much pleasure and insight in this collection. -- Anthony Pucci Library Journal 20090901 We see in [Johnson's] essays the tiny brushwork of brilliant self-portraiture; we hear the Read more...

 
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