Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets: Volume II

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Johnson himself wrote in 1782: 'I know not that I have written any thing more generally commended than the Lives of the Poets'. Always recognized as a major biographical and critical achievement, Samuel Johnson's last literary project is also one of his most readable and entertaining, written with characteristic eloquence and conviction, and at times with combative trenchancy. Johnson's fifty-two biographies constitute a detailed survey of English poetry from the early seventeenth century down to his own time, with ...

Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets: Volume II 2006, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199284801

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