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Samuel Johnson and eighteenth-century thought

Hudson, Nicholas.

Samuel Johnson and eighteenth-century thought

by Hudson, Nicholas.

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Philosophy.,
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Religion.,
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Ethics.,
  • Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Philosophy, Modern -- 18th century.,
  • Ethics, Modern -- 18th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-265) and index.

    StatementNicholas Hudson.
    SeriesOxford English monographs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR3537.P5 H84 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 272 p. ;
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1871847M
    ISBN 100198112149
    LC Control Number90031431

    Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author Wendy Laura Belcher. Features new readings on works by Samuel Johnson, such as Irene, Rasselas, and "The Vision of Theodore"--and the Ethiopian sources that inspired them ; Alters our understanding of how Europeans viewed Africa during the eighteenth century, providing an expansive view of 18th-century . Samuel Johnson was born in Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, on Septem , the son of Michael Johnson and Sarah Ford. His father was a bookseller, and Johnson owed much of his education to the fact that he grew up in a bookstore. Johnson was plagued by illness all his life.

    What Samuel Johnson Really Did. He Made Dictionaries Matter and the history of lexicography tells us that assistants influence dictionary-making more than either eighteenth-century social hierarchies or the Great Author theory behind Johnson’s reputation admits. not merely as a work of reference, but as a book worth reading for its. Samuel JOHNSON ( - ) In this enchanting fable (subtitled The Choice of Life), Rasselas and his retinue burrow their way out of the totalitarian paradise of the Happy Valley in search of that triad of eighteenth-century aspiration - life, liberty and happiness.

      Best book about Johnson (aside from Boswell, of course) is "Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing" by Paul Fussell, author of "The Great War and Modern Memory". It explores the economics of authorship in Johnson's time, and analyzes . The History of Rasselas () critiques not just intellectual ability but also the perception that it can provide lasting happiness. Ultimately, Rasselas debunks the Enlightenment thinking that intellect could not only answer our questions, but also solve our discontents. Before delving into the text itself, one should briefly acknowledge its author, Samuel Johnson (—), and.


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