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

The life of Samuel Johnson : critical biography

Author: Robert DeMaria, jr.
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1993.
Series: Blackwell critical biographies, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Named Person: Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert DeMaria, jr.
ISBN: 1557861501 9781557861504 1557866643 9781557866646
OCLC Number: 185607640
Description: xviii, 356 s., [16] plates -s.
Contents: List of Illustrations. A Note on the Form of Citation. Preface. 1. Lichfield. 2. Oxford and Birmingham. 3. Irene. 4. London. 5. Early Biographical Writings. 6. Miscellaneous Prose. 7. The Harleian Library. 8. Johnson's Dictionary. 9. The Vanity of Human Wishes. 10. The Rambler. 11. Sermons. 12. The Adventurer. 13. The Literary Magazine. 14. The Idler. 15. Rasselas. 16. Shakespeare. 17. Lectures on the English Law. 18. Late Political Writings. 19. A Jourey to the Western Islands of Scotland. 20. The Lives of the Poets. 21. Final Years. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
Series Title: Blackwell critical biographies, 2.
Responsibility: Robert DeMaria, Jr.


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