Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet .
The late Donald Greene was a Professor Emeritus of English, University of Southern California. I've never been able to get into Boswell's Life of Johnson, which Frank Lynch doesn't like either). Frank is of course a great Johnson enthusiast and regularly contributes Johnsonian wit and wisdom to al. uotations.
The Major Works - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback). It brings together a unique combination of Johnson's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by essays, criticism, and fiction - to give the essence of his work and thinking.
Samuel Johnson: The major works (Oxford World Classics). Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000. Greene, Donald Johnson and John Lawrence Abbott. Introduction" in The Selected Essays of Donald Greene. Bucknell University Press, 2004.
Samuel Johnson's literary reputation rests on such a varied output that he defies easy description: poet, critic .
This volume celebrates Johnson's astonishing talent by selecting widely across the full range of his work. It includes "London" and "The Vanity of Human Wishes" among other poems, and many of his essays for the Rambler and Idler.
3. The book is filled with stories about Johnson's distinguished friends from the world of politics, business, farming and art. He was a close friend of Dr. Oliver Goldsmith the author of "The Vicar of Wakefield" and other works, Joshua Reynolds the famous painter and David Garrick the famous Shakespearean actor.
Paperback, Oxford World's Classics, 880 pages. Sermon 5 was the only reason I bought the book. Published September 28th 2000 by Oxford University Press (first published June 1925). 0192840428 (ISBN13: 9780192840424). It had some good points in it. I realized that Samuel Johnson was opposed to the American Revolution (of course! He was British!) but for reasons that seem to contradict the rest of his thinking. Interesting thoughts but very worldly.
Oxford World's Classics. Oxford World's Classics. This volume celebrates Johnson's astonishing talent by selecting widely across the full range of his work.
First published, with revisions, as an Oxford world's classics paperback: 2000. The item is very worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents and worn corners
First published, with revisions, as an Oxford world's classics paperback: 2000. First published, with revisions, as an Oxford world's classics paperback: 2000. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents and worn corners. All pages and the cover are intact, but the dust cover may be missing.
Fan of Johnson though I am, the authoritative 4-volume set is simply too much for me of minor poets and detailed critiques of their works, even to stumble on the occasional gems.