Samuel Johnson

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Haus Publishing, 2004 - 160 páginas
The poet, essayist, critic, journalist and lexicographer Samuel Johnson was one of the pre-eminent figures of 18th-century English letters. Johnson was also a legendary wit and conversationalist, whose sharp-tongued pronouncements and many eccentricities are well recorded in Boswell's classic Life. In 1755 he published the first proper dictionary of the English language, defining some 40,000 wordswith great verve. In it he defined a lexicographer as a "harmless drudge". His essays on Shakespeare, his Lives of the Poets and his extensive periodical essays were all seminal works in their field and his philosophical romance Rasselas is as pungent today as ever.

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Introduction
1
A critic comes to London 17371745
19
The making of Dictionary Johnson 17451755
36
The discontents of Rasselas 17551760
52
A change of life 17601765
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At Streatham and in the Club 17651773
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The delights of travel 17731777
104
Among the poets 17771784
120
Notes
138
Further Reading
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Timothy Wilson Smith was the author of the prize-winning Delacroix (1992), Napoleon and his Artists (1996), Caravaggio (1998), Napoleon: Man of War, Man of Peace (2002). He had degrees in History and English, taught at Eton College, lectured at the National Portrait Gallery and broadcast on the BBC. He died in July 2006.

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