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Johnson, Samuel Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson

Selected Essays

€ 25.24

There is nothing more dreadful to an author than neglect, compared with which reproach, hatred and opposition are names of happiness

With his wit, eloquence and shrewd perception of contemporary morals, Samuel Johnson was the most versatile of Augustan writers. His dictionary, dramas and poetry established his reputation, but it was the essays published in The Rambler, The Adventurer and The Idler that demonstrated the range of his talent. Tackling ethical questions such as the importance of self-knowledge, awareness of mortality, the role of the novel, and, in a lighter vein, marriage, sleep and deceit, these brilliant and thought- provoking essays are a mirror of the time in which they were written and a testament to Johnsons stature as the leading man of letters of his age.

This new edition contains a broad selection of essays presenting both the forcefully argued moral pieces of Johnsons middle years and the more light-hearted essays of his later work. The introduction places the works in their historical and literary context, and there is also a chronology of Johnsons life and times.

Text in English

Editor and introduction: David Womersley


Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
576 pagina's
Januari 2003
429 gram
197 x 129 x 37 mm
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