Consolation in the Face of Death

Consolation in the Face of Death

Paperback Penguin Great Ideas

By (author) Samuel Johnson

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 111mm x 181mm x 8mm | 172g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141043709
  • ISBN 13: 9780141043708
  • Sales rank: 105,353

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In his moving essay, Samuel Johnson offers wise words on confronting grief at the loss of a loved one. The other pieces here, ranging from art to marriage to morality, demonstrate the brilliance, perception and wit that made Johnson the leading man of letters of his day, and one of the finest essayists in the English language. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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Samuel Johnson (1709-84) was an English poet, novelist, critic, lexicographer, biographer, and editor. It was however his essays that made him a dominant figure in 18th century English literary life.