Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading

Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading

by Robert DeMaria, Jr.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801854798
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/16/1997
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.77(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert DeMaria Jr. is the Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English Literature at Vassar College. His books include The Life of Samuel Johnson, Johnson's Dictionary and the Language of Learning, and British Literature 1640-1789: An Anthology.

Table of Contents

1. The Life of Reading
2. Notes and Marginalia
3. Study
4. Perusal
5. Mere Reading
6. Curious Reading
7. Samuel Johnson and the Future of Reading

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Lawrence Lipking

"This book's strong and original starting point is to study Samuel Johnson through his activity as a reader, not as a writer. By looking at Johnson as a representative and influential reader, DeMaria helps us to understand not only one author but the history of reading itself. No one can read this book without learning a great deal about practices of reading and how they change from one age to the next."

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