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Life of Samuel Johnson

by Thomas Babington Macaulay

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Published by Charles E. Merrill company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography : p. 31-33.

    Statementby Thomas Babington Macaulay; with selections from the writings of Johnson; ed. with an introduction and notes by Homer K. Underwood.
    SeriesMerrill"s English texts
    ContributionsUnderwood, Homer Krepps, 1878- ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR3533 .M3 1911
    The Physical Object
    Pagination127 p.
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6535853M
    LC Control Number11026445
    OCLC/WorldCa2301261

    Book Description: This is the first and only scholarly edition of Sir John Hawkins's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., a work that has not been widely available . By: James Boswell () Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written. It was revolutionary in its efforts to represent Johnson as he was, celebrating his flaws as well as his genius, and in Boswell’s decision to represent Johnson primarily by quoting his writings and relating personal anecdotes rather than relying on.

    About The Life of Samuel Johnson. The most celebrated English biography is a group portrait in which extraordinary man paints the picture of a dozen more At the centre of a brilliant circle which included Burke, Reynolds, Garrick, Fanny Burney and even George III, Boswell captures the powerful, troubled and witty figure of Samuel Johnson, who towers above them all. The result is a masterpiece that brims over with wit, anecdote and originality. Hailed by Macaulay as the best biography ever written and by Carlyle as a book 'beyond any other product of the eighteenth century', The Life of Samuel Johnson today continues to enjoy its status as a classic of the language.

    Jan 10,  · The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I (version 2) James BOSWELL ( - ) This is the first of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it . Read Had Doctor Johnson written his own life of The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell. The text begins: Had Dr. Johnson written his own life, in conformity with the opinion which he has given, that every man's life may be best written by himself; had he employed in the preservation of his own history, that clearness of narration and elegance of language in which he has embalmed so many.


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