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    DescriptionKevin Hart traces the vast literary legacy and reputation of Samuel Johnson. Through detailed analyses of the biographers, critics and epigones who carefully crafted and preserved Johnson's life for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of what came to be called 'The Age of Johnson'. Hart shows how late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain experienced the emergence and consolidation of a rich and diverse culture of property. In dedicating himself to Johnson's death, Hart argues, James Boswell turned his friend into a monument, a piece of public property. Through subtle analyses of copyright, forgery and heritage in eighteenth-century life, this study traces the emergence of competing forms of cultural property: a Hanoverian politics of property engages a Jacobite politics of land. Kevin Hart places Samuel Johnson within this rich cultural context, demonstrating how Johnson came to occupy a place at the heart of the English literary canon.

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    Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin Hart
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 483 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521651820
    ISBN 10: 0521651824

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, DSBD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    DC22: 828.609
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15740
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 828.609
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    B&T Approval Code: C25104812
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    LC classification: PR3537.E25
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    Thema V1.0: DNL, DSB
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    28 September 1999
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    Review of the hardback: 'Kevin Hart's Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property is a remarkably fresh and original portrait of the strongest western literary critic. Hart precisely shows us both the prudential wisdom and the critical powers of the greatest English sage.' Harold Bloom Review of the hardback: '... this is a well-written, knowledgeable, intelligent and articulate book on Johnson's cultural relations.' The New Rambler
    Table of contents
    Introduction: economic acts; 1. The monument; 2. 'The age of Johnson'; 3. Property lines; 4. Subordination and exchange; 5. Cultural properties; 6. Everyday life in Johnson; Conclusion: 'property, contract, trade, and profits'.