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Samuel Johnson and Moral Discipline
by Paul Kent Alkon
Northwestern University Press, 1967
Paper: 978-0-8101-3807-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Paul Kent Alkon’s Samuel Johnson and Moral Discipline provides reading of Johnson that emphasizes his moral discourse.  Shortly after its publication, Alkon’s book became first of all the standard reading of Johnson’s essays, contrasting them with the moral ideas Johnson discussed in his sermons, as moral writings, and second, as one of the first books on Johnson to explore the essayist’s focus on moral thinking as central to his writing.

 
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