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    The Rambler (Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel) (Hardback) By (author) Samuel Johnson, Volume editor W. Jackson Bate, Volume editor A.B. Strauss

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    Description"My other works," Samuel Johnson reputed to have said, "are wine and water; but my "Rambler" is pure wine." Posterity has come to accept this verdict; yet surprisingly enough, until not the most widely used edition of the "Rambler" has been wholly unauthoritative one of 1825. In furnishing an accurate, carefully annotated text of the 208 numbers of the "Rambler," periodical essays which appeared twice a week between March 20, 1750 and March 14, 1752, the present edition this meets a long-felt need. A perceptive Introduction by W. J. Bate suggestively probes the moral vision that pervades most of the essays; and since the "Rambler" is by far the most heavily revised of Johnson's writings, the many thousands of variant readings provide a rare and fascinating glimpse of Johnson at the task of polishing his style. Here, then, for the first time meticulously edited, is the quintessential Samuel Johnson.Mr. Bate is Lowell Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University and editor of "Selected Essays from the "Rambler," "Adventurer," and "Idler" "(1968). Mr. Strauss is associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina. This selection of the cream of the writing from Volumes II-V of the Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson fills the largest remaining gap in easily available eighteenth-century texts for the student and general reader. The edition provides in popular form the amplest selection available of Johnson's essays, ranging from his great moral pieces to the valuable essays on literary criticism. The text is that of the authoritative Yale Edition and includes full annotation. An Introduction by W.J. Bate provides a concise summary of the publication history of the essays and probes in detail the moral vision that pervades most of them.


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    Title
    The Rambler
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Johnson, Volume editor W. Jackson Bate, Volume editor A.B. Strauss
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1164
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 92 mm
    Weight: 746 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300011579
    ISBN 10: 0300011571
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC18: 824.6
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 July 1977
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven