The life of Samuel Johnson : a critical biography (eBook, 1993) []
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The life of Samuel Johnson : a critical biography

The life of Samuel Johnson : a critical biography

Author: Robert DeMaria, Jr.
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1993.
Series: Blackwell critical biographies, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Although Samuel Johnson succeeded in becoming one of the leading literary figures of his age, he always suffered from a heightened sense of failure. In this account of his life, DeMaria describes his  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographie
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert DeMaria, Jr.
OCLC Number: 1150207478
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 356 pages : illustrations).
Contents: Lichfield --
Oxford and Birmingham --
Irene --
London --
Early biographical writings --
Miscellaneous prose --
The Harleian library --
Johnson's Dictionary --
The vanity of human wishes --
The Rambler --
Sermons --
The Adventurer --
The Literary magazine --
The Idler --
Rasselas --
Shakespeare --
Lectures on English law --
Late political writings --
A journey to the western islands of Scotland --
The Lives of the poets --
Final years.
Series Title: Blackwell critical biographies, 2.
Responsibility: Robert DeMaria, Jr.


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"DeMaria's excellent revision of Johnson the scholar..." TES "DeMaria is himself a fine commentator, and some of his paraphrases outshine the originals..." Bostonia "DeMaria's scrupulous patient Read more...

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