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Selected essays

Selected essays

Author: Samuel Johnson; David Womersley
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"With his wit, eloquence and shrewd perception of contemporary morals, Samuel Johnson was the most versatile of Augustan writers. His dictionary, dramas and poetry established his reputation, but it was the essays published in The Rambler, The Adventurer and The Idler that demonstrated the range of his talent. Tackling ethical questions such as the importance of self-knowledge, awareness of mortality, the role of  Read more...

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Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Johnson; David Womersley
ISBN: 0140436278 9780140436273
OCLC Number: 51109071
Description: xl, 594 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The rambler (2760-63) --
The adventurer (1753-54) --
The idler (1758-60) --
Miscellaneous essays.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Samuel Johnson ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Womersley.
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Contains a selection from the essays Johnson published twice weekly as 'The Rambler' in the early 1750s. This volume includes the best of Johnson's journalism, including essays from the periodicals  Read more...


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