Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709–13 December 1784) often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.
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Rasselas: History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia (World's Classics) by Samuel Johnson, J.P. Hardy
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Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, leaves the easy life of the Happy Valley, accompanied by his sister Nekayah, her attendant Pekuah, and the much-travelled philosopher Imlac. There journey takes them to Egypt, where they study the various conditions of men's lives, before returning home in a `conclusion in which nothing is concluded'. Johnson's tale is not only a satire on optimism, but also an expression of truth about the human mind and its infinite capacity for hope. This book is intended for literature students and teachers; philosophy studies, and related courses; general  read more
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The Six Chief Lives from Johnson's Lives of the Poets: With Macaulay's Life of Johnson by Samuel Johnson, Thomas Babington MacAulay
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Johnson's Dictionary: A Modern Selection by Samuel Johnson, George Milne, Edward L. MacAdam, E.L. McAdam
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Browse through 5,000 of Samuel Johnson's extraordinary contributions to the English language. You know you're not looking up ordinary definitions when you read that a lexicographer is "a writer of dictionaries: a harmless drudge". Many of the words have gone completely out of fashion (abecedarian, billingsgate, clapperclaw, yux, and zeugma), but once you see their meanings, you may want to bring them back.  read more
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : Together with His Life, and Notes on His Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson
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The Life of Mr Richard Savage by Samuel Johnson
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The Life of Mr Richard Savage  read more
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Journey to the Hebrides : A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by Samuel Johnson
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Lives of the English Poets: Selection (Everyman Paperbacks) by Samuel Johnson
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Consolation in the Face of Death (Penguin Great Ideas) by Samuel Johnson
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Ranging from art to marriage to morality, this book demonstrates the brilliance, perception and wit that made Samuel Johnson the leading man of letters of his day, and one of the finest essayists in the English language. It offers wise words on confronting grief at the loss of a loved one.  read more
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Johnson on Shakespeare by Samuel Johnson
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Selected Writings by Samuel Johnson
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1968. 571 pages. Good condition vintage Penguin paperback. Great reading copy. Pages may be yellowed or foxed and covers may show signs of scuffing or shelf wear. Fast dispatch, international shipping.  read more
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The Prince of Abissinia -Volume 1 by Samuel Johnson.
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1760. 3rd edition. 159 pages. No dust jacket. Full leather boards. Volume 1 only. Firm hinges and binding, name inscribed and spotting to the prelimns and contents pages. Toning to rest. Some softening to spine ends and rubbing to board edges.n This is a good solid copy.  read more
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume IX by Samuel Johnson
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1820. 447 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Volume IX only. Brown full leather binding with gilt lettering. Reading copy only. Moderate foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Some pages are loose or detached. Text block almost fully detached from binding. Moderate wear and bumping to spine, board edges and corners, with splitting to spine head. Moderate sunning to spine. Moderate scuffing and marking to boards.  read more
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