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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson: A Survey and Bibliography of Critical Studies

Copyright Date: 1970
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 352
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    Samuel Johnson
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    For anyone interested in the work of Samuel Johnson and his place in eighteenth-century studies, this bibliography will be of great value, for it includes virtually everything of importance that has been written about Johnson from his own lifetime to the present. In addition, Professors Clifford and Greene, in an introductory essay, survey and evaluate the changing attitudes toward Johnson through the entire period covered in the bibliography. This volume is a revision and enlargement of Professor Clifford’s earlier work Johnsonian Studies, 1887-1950: A Survey and Bibliography, long recognized as an indispensable tool for the study of Samuel Johnson, his circle, and his times, and now out of print. The present volume contains nearly 4,000 bibliographical entries, grouped under 25 subject headings and arranged chronologically within each classification. This arrangement enables the student to trace the development of the scholarship of the various aspects of Johnson’s life and work. A detailed author and subject index to the whole volume makes it easy for him to find the description of the particular book or article for which he is searching.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-6194-7
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-xii)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. xiii-1)
    (pp. 2-2)
    (pp. 3-34)

    Johnson the man is familiar to most of us. Without much stretch of the imagination we can see the great bushy wig, the massive features, the awkward lumbering walk of the Great Cham. We can hear him begin an emphatic remark to Boswell, “Why, Sir—” or even more characteristically, “No, Sir—.” And gradually, with our own changing point of view, we are beginning to recapture something of Johnson’s vigorous reasoning intelligence, his common-sense critical genius. More and more the man the eighteenth century knew is emerging. What follows is the story of this rediscovery.

    Never since his death...

  5. A Bibliography of JOHNSONIAN STUDIES
    (pp. 37-290)

    Includes general discussions of the canon. Items dealing with questions of attribution relating to specific works or classes of works are listed in Part Two. Items 1/1:10, 13, 17, 18, 20, 27, 28, 29, 40, 41, 43, 50 also list writings about Johnson.

    1/1:1. [Notice of Thomas Davies, ed.,Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces—see item 2:10],GM,XLIV (November 1774), 524-26. Assigns to Johnson some thirty early journalistic pieces reprinted by Davies. See item 13:20.

    1/1:2. “An Account of the Writings of Dr. Samuel Johnson, including some incidents of his life,”European Magazine,VI (December 1784), 411-13; VII (January 1785),...

  6. INDEX
    (pp. 291-333)