Samuel Johnson in Context (Literature in Context) by Jack Lynch

By Jack Lynch

Few authors make the most of being set of their modern context greater than Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson in Context is a advisor to his international, providing readers a finished account of eighteenth-century existence and tradition because it pertains to his paintings. brief, full of life and eminently readable chapters remove darkness from not just Johnson's personal existence, writings and profession, however the literary, serious, journalistic, social, political, medical, creative, clinical and monetary contexts during which his works got here into being. Written by means of top specialists in Johnson and in eighteenth-century reports, those chapters provide either intensity and variety of knowledge and recommendations for additional examine and learn. Richly illustrated, with a chronology of Johnson's existence and works and an in depth bibliography, this publication is a massive new paintings of reference on eighteenth-century tradition and the age of Johnson.

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