The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with his Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets - Cambridge Library Collection - Literary  Studies (Paperback)
  • The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with his Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets - Cambridge Library Collection - Literary  Studies (Paperback)
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with his Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets - Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies (Paperback)

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Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-84) is regarded as one of the outstanding figures of English literature, as a poet, essayist, moralist, critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. This collected edition of his works - commissioned by the publisher within hours of Johnson's death, such was his celebrity - was published in 1787 in eleven volumes, edited by his literary executor, the musicologist Sir John Hawkins. Volume 4 contains the third part of his Lives of the Poets, his last major work. This was a commission to provide short accounts of over fifty poets of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and set a new standard for English literary biography. Although not all of the subjects have been regarded as eminent by posterity, the work was a great success. The volume also includes miscellaneous historical and literary biographies of figures such as Paolo Sarpi, Sir Francis Drake and Roger Ascham.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108031745
Number of pages: 646
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 36 mm

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