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Johnson, Samuel 1709-1784

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

854 editions published between 1787 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 9,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume recounts the escape of Rasselas and his companions from the 'soft vicissitudes of pleasure and repose' in the happy valley to Egypt, there to study the conditions of men's lives and to seek the active principle of happiness. The real point however, is the manner of the telling--the humor, the solidity of the wisdom, and the verbal force and skill with which that wisdom is pressed home. It is an attack on eighteenth-century optimism and romanticism. However it is an attack without malignancy, without self-righteousness, born rather of a tragic sense of life
Lives of the English poets by Samuel Johnson( Book )

371 editions published between 1779 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 4,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lives of the Poets was the crowning achievement of Samuel Johnson's literary life. Initially planned as a series of rapid-fire prefaces introducing separate volumes on English poets, Johnson's project evolved into a comprehensive biographical and critical survey of English poetry from the time of Cowley to the time of Gray. Giving free rein to his tastes, interests, likes, and dislikes, he produced both a review of his life of reading in English poetry and an extended discursive statement of his immensely influential literary values."--
A journey to the western islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson( )

266 editions published between 1775 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 4,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The rambler by Samuel Johnson( Book )

292 editions published between 1750 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Itinerário of Jerónimo Lobo by Jerónimo Lobo( )

44 editions published between 1735 and 2000 in English and held by 2,462 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)
The lives of the most eminent English poets : with critical observations on their works by Samuel Johnson( Book )

214 editions published between 1781 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 English poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century
The Rambler. In four volumes by Samuel Johnson( )

161 editions published between 1756 and 1827 in English and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnson's dictionary : a modern selection by Samuel Johnson( Book )

59 editions published between 1820 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Joseph Addison by Samuel Johnson( )

7 editions published between 1817 and 2000 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson( )

149 editions published between 1759 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,705 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 1,509 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."
A dictionary of the English language : in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers ... by Samuel Johnson( Book )

157 editions published between 1755 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson( Book )

51 editions published between 1790 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the poets : a selection by Samuel Johnson( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,335 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
Thoughts on the late transactions respecting Falkland's Islands by Samuel Johnson( )

76 editions published between 1771 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London : a poem, in imitation of the third satire of Juvenal by Samuel Johnson( )

81 editions published between 1738 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxation no tyranny; : an answer to the resolutions and address of the American Congress by Samuel Johnson( )

68 editions published between 1775 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poetry and prose [of] Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson( )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,035 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."
The letters of Samuel Johnson / Appendices and comprehensive index by Samuel Johnson( )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 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
The letters of Samuel Johnson / 1773-1776 by Samuel Johnson( )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Originally published in 1992. 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
 
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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
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Lives of the English poetsA journey to the western islands of ScotlandThe Itinerário of Jerónimo LoboThe lives of the most eminent English poets : with critical observations on their worksJohnson's dictionary : a modern selectionThe lives of the poets : a selectionSelected poetry and prose [of] Samuel JohnsonThe letters of Samuel Johnson / Appendices and comprehensive indexThe letters of Samuel Johnson / 1773-1776
Alternative Names
Author of the Rambler 1709-1784

Dr. Johnson, 1709-1784

Džonson, Samuil

Džonsons, Semjuels, 1709-1784

Gʹonson, Samyuʼel 1709-1784

Jhonnson, Samuel.

Jhonnson, Samuel 1709-1784

Johnson.

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

Jonson , Samuello

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

Samuel Johnson escriptor i lexocògraf anglès

Samuel Johnson Nhà Văn Người Anh

Samuel Johnson pisarz i leksykograf angielski

Samuel Johnson schrijver

Samuelis Džonsonas

Semjuels Džonsons

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Σάμιουελ Τζόνσον

Джонсон С

Джонсон С. 170-1784

Джонсон С. 1709-1784

Самюел Джонсън

Семюел Джонсон

Семјуел Џонсон

Сэмюэл Джонсон английский критик, лексикограф, поэт

Սեմյուել Ջոնսոն

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

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

স্যামুয়েল জনসন

ਸੈਮੂਅਲ ਜਾਨਸਨ

சாமுவேல் ஜோன்சன்

శామ్యూల్ జాన్సన్ ఆంగ్ల కవి,వ్యాసకర్త

ಸ್ಯಾಮುಯಲ್ ಜಾನ್ಸ್ಸನ್

സാമുവൽ ജോൺസൺ

ซามูเอล จอห์นสัน

ဂျွန်ဆင် ဆယ်မျူယယ်

სემუელ ჯონსონი ინგლისელი მწერალი

새뮤얼 존슨

존슨, 사무엘 1709-1784

존슨, 새무얼 1709-1784

존슨, 새뮤얼 1709-1784

죤슨, 사무엘 1709-1784

サミュエル・ジョンソン

ジォンソン

ジョンソン

ジョンソン, サミュエル

ジョンソン, サミュール

ヂョンスン

塞缪尔·约翰逊

塞繆爾·詹森

如温遊

约翰逊, 塞缪尓

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