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The Major Works : including Rasselas - Samuel Johnson

The Major Works

including Rasselas

Paperback Published: 11th December 2008
ISBN: 9780199538331
Number Of Pages: 880

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Samuel Johnson's literary reputation rests on such a varied output that he defies easy description: poet, critic, lexicographer, travel writer, essayist, editor, and, thanks to his good friend Boswell, the subject of one of the most famous English biographies.
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. The prefaces to his edition of Shakespeare and his famous Dictionary, together with samples from the texts, are given, as well as selections from A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, the Lives of the Poets, and Rasselas in its entirety. There is also a substantial representation of lesser-known prose, and of his poetry, letters, and journals.
This edition represents the single most comprehensive anthology of Johnson's works. With a new, modern package this is an invaluble classic to add to your collection.

* introduction * textual note * bibliography * chronology * explanatory notes *index

ISBN: 9780199538331
ISBN-10: 0199538336
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 880
Published: 11th December 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 14.1  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.63

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