|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|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
5. Mere Reading
6. Curious Reading
7. Samuel Johnson and the Future of Reading
What People are Saying About This
"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."