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The Resource Selected essays, Samuel Johnson ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Womersley

Selected essays, Samuel Johnson ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Womersley

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Selected essays
Title
Selected essays
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Samuel Johnson ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Womersley
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eng
Summary
"With his wit, eloquence and shrewd perception of contemporary morals, Samuel Johnson was the most versatile of Augustan writers. His dictionary, dramas and poetry established his reputation, but it was the essays published in The Rambler, The Adventurer and The Idler that demonstrated the range of his talent. Tackling ethical questions such as the importance of self-knowledge, awareness of mortality, the role of the novel, and, in a lighter vein, marriage, sleep and deceit, these brilliant and thought-provoking essays are a mirror of the time in which they were written and a testament to Johnson's stature as the leading man of letters of his age." "This new edition contains a broad selection of essays presenting both the forcefully argued moral pieces of Johnson's middle years and the more light-hearted essays of his later work. The introduction places the works in their historical and literary context, and there is also a chronology of Johnson's life and times."--Jacket
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UKM
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1709-1784
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Johnson, Samuel
Dewey number
824.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Womersley, David
Series statement
Penguin classics
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English essays
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Selected essays, Samuel Johnson ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Womersley
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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51109071
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xl, 594 pages
Isbn
9780140436273
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Selected essays, Samuel Johnson ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Womersley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51109071
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xl, 594 pages
Isbn
9780140436273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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