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Samuel Johnson: Selected Writings
by Samuel Johnson
edited by Peter Martin
Harvard University Press, 2009
eISBN: 978-0-674-05407-3 | Cloth: 978-0-674-03585-0
Library of Congress Classification PR3522.M25 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 828.609

Thanks to Boswell's monumental biography of Samuel Johnson, we remember Dr. Johnson today as a great wit and conversationalist, the rationalist epitome and the sage of the Enlightenment. But in Johnson's own day, he was best known as an essayist, critic, and lexicographer. At the center of this collection are the periodical essays from the Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler. Together, these works - allied in their literary, social, and moral concerns - are the ones that continue to speak urgently to readers today.

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