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    DescriptionThis volume contains a generous selection from the essays Johnson published twice weekly as 'The Rambler' in the early 1750s. It was here that he first created the literary character and forged the distinctive prose style that established him as a public figure. Also included here is the best of Johnson's later journalism, including essays from the periodicals 'The Adventurer' and 'The Idler'.

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    Selected Essays
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    By (author) Samuel Johnson, Edited by David Womersley
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 436 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140436273
    ISBN 10: 0140436278

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    Samuel Johnson (1709-84) was an English poet, novelist, critic, lexicographer, biographer, and editor. But it was his essays that made him a dominant figure in 18th century English literary life. David Womersley is a lecturer in English at Jesus College, Oxford. He edited the authoritative three-volume edition of Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', as well as the one-volume abridged edition, for Penguin Classics.