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Johnson, Samuel

Overview
Works: 1,779 works in 2,607 publications in 4 languages and 6,450 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  History  Poetry  Periodicals  Satire  Church history  Satirical literature 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Actor, Other, Commentator for written text, Honoree, Printer
Classifications: PR3533, 828.609
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Most widely held works about Samuel Johnson
 
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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson( Book )

84 editions published between 1787 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klassisk filosofisk roman fra 1759, et engelsk modstykke til Voltaires Candide
The rambler : In four volumes. Vol. I[-IV] : [Two lines in Latin from Horace] by Samuel Johnson( )

31 editions published between 1756 and 1800 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of the English language by Samuel Johnson( )

53 editions published between 1768 and 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary with more than 40,000 entries which was a primary reference source for scholars and writers of the 18th and 19th centuries
The beauties of Johnson by Samuel Johnson( )

7 editions published between 1781 and 1782 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson( )

16 editions published between 1775 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works by Samuel Johnson( )

4 editions published between 1785 and 1797 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson( Book )

19 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rasselas, prince of Abyssinia : a tale by Samuel Johnson( Book )

18 editions published between 1810 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot is simple in the extreme. Rasselas, son of the King of Abyssinia, is shut up in a beautiful valley, ""till the order of succession should call him to the throne."" He grows weary of the factitious entertainments of the place, and after much brooding escapes with his sister Nekayah, her attendant Pekuah, and his poet-friend Imlac. They are to see the world and search for happiness, but after some sojourn in Egypt, where they frequent various classes of society and undergo a few mild adventures, they perceive the futility of their search and abruptly return to Abyssini
Selected writings by Samuel Johnson( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in the Penguin English Library in 1968
The lives of the most eminent English poets: with critical observations on their works by Samuel Johnson( Book )

16 editions published between 1790 and 2012 in English and German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson's last literary work, the Lives of the Poets, offers a detailed survey of English poetry from the early seventeenth century down to Johnson's own time. Always recognized as a major contribution to English biography and criticism, it is also one of Johnson's most readable and eloquent achievements. This is the first scholarly edition since 1905 and includes a full introduction and critical apparatus. This is volume four of four. - ;Johnson himself wrote in 1782: 'I know not that I have written any thing more generally commended than the Lives of the Poets'. Always recognized as a
Elementa philosophica: containing chiefly Noetica, or things relating to the mind or understanding; and Ethica, or things relating to the moral behaviour by Samuel Johnson( )

7 editions published between 1752 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

3 editions published between 1902 and 1931 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the archive room in the basement of the library
The rambler by Samuel Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1751 and 2010 in English and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson by Donald Johnson Greene( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays originally published 1739-1761
Letters by Samuel Johnson( )

3 editions published in 1788 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English poet, literary critic, biographer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson (1709-84) is perhaps most famous for his Dictionary of the English Language and the influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, and is often considered the most distinguished man of letters in English history. First published in 1878 in the first series of 'English Men of Letters', this biography by the eminent critic Sir Leslie Stephen traces Johnson's life from his childhood to his career as a writer and literary critic, and concludes with an overview of his works. Stephen describes Johnson's style as one of 'masculine directness', reflecting a life blighted by experiences of poverty and disease, and a desire to escape from pain. Painting a striking portrait of one of the most vigorous intellects of the eighteenth century, this work remains of interest to literary scholars today
A voyage to Abyssinia by Jerónimo Lobo( Book )

4 editions published between 1789 and 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The lives of the most eminent English poets: with critical observations on their works
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German (5)

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Dictionary of the English languageRasselas, prince of Abyssinia : a taleSelected writingsThe lives of the most eminent English poets: with critical observations on their worksSamuel Johnson