Selections from Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Samuel Johnson

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Published: 1962

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446 pages


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Selections from Samuel Johnson 1709-1784  by  Samuel Johnson

Selections from Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 by Samuel Johnson
1962 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 446 pages | ISBN: | 5.28 Mb

The purpose of this anthology is to give something of Johnson at his best in all the manifestations of his versatile genius in the half-century of his working life. Only The Vanity of Human Wishes is given complete- but there are specimens of hisMoreThe purpose of this anthology is to give something of Johnson at his best in all the manifestations of his versatile genius in the half-century of his working life.

Only The Vanity of Human Wishes is given complete- but there are specimens of his other poems grave and gay, of his moral essays, his biographies, his book of travels, his political pamphlets, his parliamentary reports, his sermons, his prayers, his letters, and even of his occasional Greek, Latin, and French.

Relatively little is quoted of his recorded talk, partly because it is more accessible, and far better known, than his writings (which it resembles more closely than is often thought), partly because there is in Boswell (apart from letters) very little continuous Johnson. Boswell would have been shocked to think he might be in danger of making the talker supersede the writer.



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