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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Together with his Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets

Volume 6

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108031769

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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 6 contains the second part of The Rambler, the periodical published by Johnson twice a week between 1750 and 1752. Modelled on Addison's Spectator, the essays address a wide range of social, religious, political and literary themes, and are not exclusively by Johnson himself: there are contributions by others, particularly women writers such as Hester Chapone and Elizabeth Carter. The Rambler adopted an 'elevated' style, and topics range from criticism of the emerging novel genre to discussions of humanitarian issues such as prostitution and capital punishment.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108031769
    • length: 454 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Continuation of The Rambler.

  • Author

    Samuel Johnson

    Editor

    John Hawkins

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