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Johnson, Samuel 1709-1784

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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson( Book )

993 editions published between 1787 and 2021 in 18 languages and held by 10,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about a prince who leaves the "happy valley" to pursue the choice of life
Lives of the English poets by Samuel Johnson( Book )

672 editions published between 1779 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 7,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 English poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century
A journey to the western islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson( )

294 editions published between 1775 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 3,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1773, James Boswell made a long-planned journey across the Scottish Highlands with his English friend Samuel Johnson; the two spent more than a hundred days together. Their tour of the Hebrides resulted in two books, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), a kind of locodescriptive ethnography and Johnson's most important work between his Shakespeare edition and his Lives of the Poets. The other, Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson (1785), a travel narrative experimenting with biography, the first application of the techniques he would use in his Life of Samuel Johnson (1791). These two works form a natural pair and, owing that they cover much of the same material, are often read together, focusing on the Scottish highlands. The text presents a lightly-edited version of both works, preserving the original orthography and corrected typographical errors to fit modern grammar standards. The introduction and notes provide clear and concise explanations on Johnson and Boswell's respective careers, their friendship and grand biographical projects. It also examines the Scottish Enlightenment, the status of England and Scotland during the Reformation through to the Union of the Crowns, and the Jacobite"
The rambler by Samuel Johnson( Book )

314 editions published between 1750 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rambler. In four volumes by Samuel Johnson( )

192 editions published between 1756 and 1805 in English and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Itinerário of Jerónimo Lobo by Jerónimo Lobo( )

48 editions published between 1735 and 2000 in English and held by 2,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Johnson's first book, A Voyage to Abyssinia (1735), was an English translation of Joachim Le Grand's French version of the manuscript account of the travels to Abyssinia of Father Jerónimo Lobo, a seventeenth-century Portuguese Jesuit missionary."--Introduction (page xxiii)
Johnson's dictionary : a modern selection by Samuel Johnson( Book )

64 editions published between 1820 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Samuel Johnson, wholly unknown to the public, because all his work had been published anonymously, set out in 1746 to produce such a dictionary, and did. When it appeared in 1755, in two large folio volumes, each the size of a lectern Bible, it swept the field, and maintained its position in England for nearly a century. It is the most famous English dictionary before Webster, and perhaps the best before the eleven-volume Oxford English Dictionary. But, except for some quotations in Bartlett and Boswell's Johnson, it is unread and unknown, for a simple reason: it has been out of print for about a hundred years. A modern reprint of the whole Dictionary might fill ten large volumes, and would be both impressive and unread. We have therefore decided to make a selection, the nature of which has been determined by the basic character of Johnson's Dictionary..." -- Introduction
The prince of Abissinia : a tale by Samuel Johnson( )

147 editions published between 1759 and 1885 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Johnson reader by Samuel Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "Life of Savage", "The history of Rasselas", "Life of Milton", the prefaces to the "Dictionary" and "Shakespeare", essays, poems, and a section of quotations that illustrate "Johnson talking."
The lives of the poets : a selection by Samuel Johnson( )

20 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last of his major writings, Samuel Johnson looked back over the previous two centuries of English literature in order to describe the personalities as well as the achievements of the leading English poets. The major Lives -- of Milton, Dryden, Swift, and Pope -- are memorable cameos of the life of writing in which Johnson is as attentive to human frailty as to literary prowess. The shorter Lives preserve some of Johnson's most piercing, critical judgements. Unsentimental, opinionated, and quotable, The Lives of the Poets continues to influence the reputations of the writers concerned. It is one of the greatest works of English criticism, but also one of the must humanly diverting. - Back cover
The poems of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson( Book )

54 editions published between 1790 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Joseph Addison by Samuel Johnson( )

7 editions published between 1817 and 2000 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rambler by Samuel Johnson( )

in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on the late transactions respecting Falkland's Islands by Samuel Johnson( )

86 editions published between 1771 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Samuel Johnson / Appendices and comprehensive index by Samuel Johnson( )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With these two volumes Princeton University Press concludes the first scholarly edition of the letters of Samuel Johnson to appear in forty years. Volume IV chronicles the last three years of Johnson's life, an epistolary endgame that includes the breakup of the friendship with Hester Thrale and a poignant reaching out to new friends and new experiences. Volume V includes not only the comprehensive index but those undated letters that cannot confidently be assigned to a specific year, "ghost" letters (those whose existence is documented in other sources), three letters that have recently been recovered, and translations of Johnson's letters in Latin. Bruce Redford is Professor of English at the University of Chicago and the author of The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the Eighteenth-Century Familiar Letter (Chicago)Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Selected poetry and prose [of] Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson( )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Samuel Johnson's best work. This book comprises Johnson's letters, his major poems (including "London"), "Rasselas", twenty-one "Rambler", nineteen "Idlers", the "Prefaces to the Dictionary", the edition of Shakespeare, and the "Lives of the Poets: Cowley, Milton, Swift, Pope, Savage,Collins, and Gray."
Prefaces and prologues to famous books : with introductions, notes and illustrations by C. W Eliot( Book )

29 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book prefaces, dedications, introductions, etc., by William Caxton, John Calvin, Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, John Dryden, Samuel Johnson, William Wordsworth, Victor Hugo and Hippolyte Taine, among others
London : a poem, in imitation of the third satire of Juvenal by Samuel Johnson( )

99 editions published between 1738 and 2018 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is now become so much the fashion to publish letters, that in order to avoid it, I put as little into mine as I can," Samuel Johnson declared, according to Boswell. And Boswell answered, "Do what you will, Sir, you cannot avoid it. Should you even write as ill as you can, your letters would be published as curiosities." But Johnson's letters are far more than that. Even at their most cursory and casual, they are never less than precious biographical documents, and many of them mirror, define, and re-create a vivid likeness of the most versatile writer of eighteenth-century England. With these three volumes Princeton University Press inaugurates the first scholarly edition of this remarkable material to appear in forty years--the planned five-volume series The Letters of Samuel Johnson. Known as the Hyde Edition, the project will be completed with the fourth volume, covering the years 1782 through 1784, and the fifth, containing the comprehensive index and appendices. The series as a whole will present fifty-two previously unknown letters or parts of letters that have come to light since the publication of R.W. Chapman's three-volume set (Oxford, 1952). Such "new" letters, however, are scarcely more important than those for which only inferior printed texts or copies of varying reliability had previously been recovered. The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents--a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form. The Hyde Edition is also the first systematically to record substantive deletions, which can yield intimate knowledge of Johnson's stylistic procedures, mental habits, and chains of association. Furthermore, its ownership credits document the current disposition of the manuscripts, hundreds of which have changed hands during the last four decades. Finally, the annotation of the letters incorporates the many significant discoveries of postwar Johnsonian scholarship, as well as decoding references that had previously resisted explanation. The result is a far richer understanding of Samuel Johnson's life, work, and milieu
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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
Lives of the English poetsA journey to the western islands of ScotlandThe ramblerThe Itinerário of Jerónimo LoboJohnson's dictionary : a modern selectionThe lives of the poets : a selectionThe poems of Samuel JohnsonThe letters of Samuel Johnson / Appendices and comprehensive index
Alternative Names
Author of the Rambler

Author of the Rambler 1709-1784

Dr. Johnson

Dr. Johnson, 1709-1784

Džonson, Samuil

Džonsons, Semjuels, 1709-1784

Gʹonson, Samyuʼel 1709-1784

Jhonnson, Samuel.

Jhonnson, Samuel 1709-1784


Johnson 1709-1784

Johnson 1709-1784 Doctor

Johnson 1709-1784 Dr

Johnson, Dr., 1709-1784

Johnson S.

Johnson S. 1709-1784

Johnson, Sam.

Johnson Samuel

Johnson (Samuel), Doctor, 1709-1784

Jonsan, Samuel.

Jonsan, Śāmuʼél 1709-1784


Jonson , Samuello

Rambler, Author of

Rambler, Author of 1709-1784

Rambler, Author of the 1709-1784

Samjuel Džonson

Samuel Conson

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson 1709-1784

Samuel Johnson anglický spisovatel a lexikograf

Samuel Johnson angol tudós, költő

Samuel Johnson brittisk författare och lexikograf

Samuel Johnson critico letterario, poeta e saggista britannico

Samuel Johnson écrivain anglais, poète, essayiste, biographe, lexicographe

Samuel Johnson englischer Gelehrter, Schriftsteller, Dichter, Kritiker und Lexikograf

Samuel Johnson English poet, biographer, essayist, lexicographer (1709-1784)

Samuel Johnson ensayista y poeta inglés

Samuel Johnson escriptor i lexocògraf anglès

Samuel Johnson lexicograaf uit Koninkrijk Groot-Brittannië (1709-1784)

Samuel Johnson Nhà Văn Người Anh

Samuel Johnson pisarz i leksykograf angielski

Samuel Johnson schrijver

Samuelis Džonsonas

Semjuels Džonsons


T 1709-1784

Σάμιουελ Τζόνσον

Джонсон С

Джонсон С. 170-1784

Джонсон С. 1709-1784

Джонсон Сэмюэл

Джонсон, Сэмюэл, 1709-1784.

Самюел Джонсън

Семюел Джонсон

Семюел Джонсон англійський поет, біограф, есеїст, лексикограф

Семјуел Џонсон

Сэм’юэл Джонсан ангельскі паэт, біёграф і лексыкаграф

Сэмюэл Джонсон английский критик, лексикограф, поэт

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ג'ונסון, סמואל

ג'ונסון, סמואל 1709-1784

דזשאנסאן, סמואל 1709-1784

סמואל ג'ונסון

סמואל ג'ונסון סופר בריטי

جونسون، صامويل، 1709-1784

جونسون، صموئيل، 1709-1784

ساموئل جانسون

ساموئل جانسون نویسنده انگلیسی

سیموئیل جانسن

صمويل جونسون

صمويل جونسون، 1709-1784

صمويل جونسون كاتب إنجليزي

ڈاکٹر سیموئیل جانسن

सैमुएल जॉनसन

सैमुएल जॉनसन अंग्रेज़ कवी, जीवनी लेखक, निबंधकार, कोशकार

सॅम्युएल जॉन्सन

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ਸੈਮੂਅਲ ਜਾਨਸਨ

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ဂျွန်ဆင် ဆယ်မျူယယ်

ဂျွန်ဆင် ဆယ်မျူယယ် အင်္ဂလိပ်ကဗျာဆရာ

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새뮤얼 존슨

존슨, 사무엘 1709-1784

존슨, 새무얼 1709-1784

존슨, 새뮤얼 1709-1784

죤슨, 사무엘 1709-1784




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