The Politics of Samuel Johnson (Paperback)Donald Johnson Greene (author)
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
An important book, not merely a contribution to Johnsonian scholarship but necessary reading for political historians.--The Economist
This provocative book exposes what it justly calls 'one of the great hoaxes of literary history.' Its original and wholly substantiated these are that Samuel Johnson was not a Tory, and that in his time Tories weren't Tories anyway-not, at least, in the sense we attach to that term today. . . . Greene's book sheds bright new light on the politics of the period from which our own institutions emerged.--Herman W. Liebert "New York Herald Tribune Book Review "
This is an admirable, forthright, trenchant book. . . . Greene has put all who love eighteenth-century scholarship in his debt, and he has given, what so many have failed to do, a new dimension to Johnsonian studies.--J. H. Plumb "Saturday Review "
Greene not only sheds fresh light on the good Doctor and his character and intellectual equipment but provides some excellent political analysis and definition for students of eighteenth-century history.--Caroline Robbins "Journal of Modern History "
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