The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Volume 4

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Volume 4 : Together with his Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets

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Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-84) is regarded as one of the outstanding figures of English literature, as a poet, essayist, moralist, critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. This collected edition of his works - commissioned by the publisher within hours of Johnson's death, such was his celebrity - was published in 1787 in eleven volumes, edited by his literary executor, the musicologist Sir John Hawkins. Volume 4 contains the third part of his Lives of the Poets, his last major work. This was a commission to provide short accounts of over fifty poets of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and set a new standard for English literary biography. Although not all of the subjects have been regarded as eminent by posterity, the work was a great success. The volume also includes miscellaneous historical and literary biographies of figures such as Paolo Sarpi, Sir Francis Drake and Roger Ascham.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139056425
  • 9781139056427

Table of contents

The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets concluded: Pope; Pitt; Thomson; Watts; A. Philips; West; Collins; Dyer; Shenstone; Young; Mallet; Akenside; Gray; Lyttelton; Miscellaneous Lives: Father Paul Sarpi; Boerhaave; Blake; Sir Francis Drake; Barretier; Morin; Burman; Sydenham; Sheynel; Cave; King of Prussia; Browne; Ascham.show more