Samuel Johnson in Context

Samuel Johnson in Context

by Jack Lynch
     
 

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Few authors benefit from being set in their contemporary context more than Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson in Context is a guide to his world, offering readers a comprehensive account of eighteenth-century life and culture as it relates to his work. Short, lively and eminently readable chapters illuminate not only Johnson's own life, writings and career, but the

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Few authors benefit from being set in their contemporary context more than Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson in Context is a guide to his world, offering readers a comprehensive account of eighteenth-century life and culture as it relates to his work. Short, lively and eminently readable chapters illuminate not only Johnson's own life, writings and career, but the literary, critical, journalistic, social, political, scientific, artistic, medical and financial contexts in which his works came into being. Written by leading experts in Johnson and in eighteenth-century studies, these chapters offer both depth and range of information and suggestions for further study and research. Richly illustrated, with a chronology of Johnson's life and works and an extensive bibliography, this book is a major new work of reference on eighteenth-century culture and the age of Johnson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107429574
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/17/2014
Series:
Literature in Context
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Lynch is Professor of English at Rutgers University.

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