The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Together with his Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets Volume 4

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Dr Samuel Johnson (1709–84) is regarded as one of the outstanding figures of English literature, as a poet, essayist, moralist, critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. This collected edition of his works – commissioned by the publisher within hours of Johnson's death, such was his celebrity – was published in 1787 in eleven volumes, edited by his literary executor, the musicologist Sir John Hawkins. Volume 4 contains the third part of his Lives of the Poets, his last major work. This was a commission to provide short accounts of over fifty poets of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and set a new standard for English literary biography. Although not all of the subjects have been regarded as eminent by posterity, the work was a great success. The volume also includes miscellaneous historical and literary biographies of figures such as Paolo Sarpi, Sir Francis Drake and Roger Ascham.

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Edited by John Hawkins

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 2

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 3

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 5

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 6

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 7

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 8

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Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139056465

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 9

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Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139056472

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 10

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 11

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