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Samuel Johnson in Context

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Jack Lynch, Lisa Berglund, O. M. Brack, Jr, Freya Johnston, Adam Rounce, John Stone, Katherine Turner, Greg Clingham, Robert Folkenflik, Helen Deutsch, Thomas M. Curley, Melvyn New, Jonathan Lamb, Dustin Griffin, H. J. Jackson, Michael F. Suarez, SJ, Peter Clark, Pat Rogers, Lynda Mugglestone, Jaclyn Geller, Catherine Dille, Sharon Harrow, Paul Tankard, John Richetti, Robert DeMaria, Jr, Lee Morrissey, J. T. Scanlan, Philip Smallwood, Cynthia Wall, T. Jock Murray, Allan Ingram, D'Maris Coffman, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, David Venturo, Steven Scherwatzky, Barry Baldwin, Dahlia Porter, Murray Pittock, Jennifer Ellis Snead, Fiona Ritchie, Brycchan Carey, Nicholas Hudson, Nora Nachumi, Paula McDowell, Martin Postle, John Richardson, John Wiltshire
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  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521190107

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  • Few authors benefit from being set in their contemporary context more than Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson in Context is a guide to his world, offering readers a comprehensive account of eighteenth-century life and culture as it relates to his work. Short, lively and eminently readable chapters illuminate not only Johnson's own life, writings and career, but the literary, critical, journalistic, social, political, scientific, artistic, medical and financial contexts in which his works came into being. Written by leading experts in Johnson and in eighteenth-century studies, these chapters offer both depth and range of information and suggestions for further study and research. Richly illustrated, with a chronology of Johnson's life and works and an extensive bibliography, this book is a major new work of reference on eighteenth-century culture and the age of Johnson.

    • Illuminates the relations between Samuel Johnson and 'the age of Johnson', putting literature in the context of the society that produced it
    • Addresses contexts of increasing importance in twenty-first-century scholarship, including slavery, empire and nationalism
    • Includes a thorough bibliography and a guide to editions and critical publications
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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521190107
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 162 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Chronology Jack Lynch
    Part I. Life and Works:
    1. Life Lisa Berglund
    2. Publication history O. M. Brack, Jr
    3. Correspondence Freya Johnston
    Part II. Critical Fortunes:
    4. Editions Adam Rounce
    5. Translations John Stone
    6. Critical reception to 1900 Katherine Turner
    7. Critical reception since 1900 Greg Clingham
    8. Representations Robert Folkenflik
    9. Reputation Helen Deutsch
    Part III. Contexts:
    10. America Thomas M. Curley
    11. Anglicanism Melvyn New
    12. Anthropology Jonathan Lamb
    13. Authorship Dustin Griffin
    14. Biography H. J. Jackson
    15. Book trade Michael F. Suarez, SJ
    16. Clubs Peter Clark
    17. Conversation Pat Rogers
    18. Dictionaries Lynda Mugglestone
    19. Domestic life Jaclyn Geller
    20. Education Catherine Dille
    21. Empire Sharon Harrow
    22. Essays Paul Tankard
    23. Fiction John Richetti
    24. History Robert DeMaria, Jr
    25. Journalism Lee Morrissey
    26. Law J. T. Scanlan
    27. Literary criticism Philip Smallwood
    28. London Cynthia Wall
    29. Medicine T. Jock Murray
    30. Mental health Allan Ingram
    31. Money D'Maris Coffman
    32. Nationalism Clement Hawes
    33. Philosophy Fred Parker
    34. Poetry David Venturo
    35. Politics Steven Scherwatzky
    36. Scholarship Barry Baldwin
    37. Science and technology Dahlia Porter
    38. Scotland Murray Pittock
    39. Sermons Jennifer Ellis Snead
    40. Shakespeare Fiona Ritchie
    41. Slavery and abolition Brycchan Carey
    42. Social hierarchy Nicholas Hudson
    43. Theater Nora Nachumi
    44. Travel Paula McDowell
    45. Visual arts Martin Postle
    46. War John Richardson
    47. Women writers John Wiltshire
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editor

    Jack Lynch, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Jack Lynch is Professor of English at Rutgers University.

    Contributors

    Jack Lynch, Lisa Berglund, O. M. Brack, Jr, Freya Johnston, Adam Rounce, John Stone, Katherine Turner, Greg Clingham, Robert Folkenflik, Helen Deutsch, Thomas M. Curley, Melvyn New, Jonathan Lamb, Dustin Griffin, H. J. Jackson, Michael F. Suarez, SJ, Peter Clark, Pat Rogers, Lynda Mugglestone, Jaclyn Geller, Catherine Dille, Sharon Harrow, Paul Tankard, John Richetti, Robert DeMaria, Jr, Lee Morrissey, J. T. Scanlan, Philip Smallwood, Cynthia Wall, T. Jock Murray, Allan Ingram, D'Maris Coffman, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, David Venturo, Steven Scherwatzky, Barry Baldwin, Dahlia Porter, Murray Pittock, Jennifer Ellis Snead, Fiona Ritchie, Brycchan Carey, Nicholas Hudson, Nora Nachumi, Paula McDowell, Martin Postle, John Richardson, John Wiltshire

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