Cover: Samuel Johnson in PAPERBACK

Samuel Johnson

The Life of an Author

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674001985

Publication Date: 03/15/2000


384 pages

5-7/8 x 8-7/8 inches


  • Introduction
  • The Birth of the Author: The Letter to Chesterfield
  • First Flowers: Johnson’s Beginnings
  • Becoming an Author: London; Life of Savage
  • Preferment’s Gate: The Vanity of Human Wishes
  • Man of Letters: A Dictionary of the English Language
  • The Living World: The Rambler
  • Reclaiming Imagination: Rasselas
  • The Theater of Mind: The Plays of William Shakespeare
  • Journeying Westward: Political Writings; A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
  • Touching the Shore: The Lives of the English Poets
  • The Life to Come: Johnson’s Endings
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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