Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson was an English author. Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of one of the most celebrated biographies in English, James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. Boswell's Life, along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition unknown to 18th-century physicians. He presented a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him.Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write essays for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage and the poem "The Vanity of Human Wishes." Johnson was a devout and compassionate man, whose Christian morality permeated his works. Although he was a conservative Anglican, he respected those of other denominations who demonstrated a commitment to Christ's teachings.After nine years of work, his Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755, bringing him popularity and success; until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary, 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the preeminent British dictionary. In the following years, he published essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare's plays, and the well-read novel Rasselas. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson's travel narrative A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland described the journey. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, which includes biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets. After a series of illnesses, Johnson died on the evening of 13 December 1784; he was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.
Samuel Johnson
Ras­se­las, Prince of Abyssinia
Samuel Johnson
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
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Samuel Johnson
A Gram­mar of the Eng­lish Tongue
Samuel Johnson
A Grammar of the English Tongue
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Samuel Johnson
The Van­ity of Hu­man Wishes (1749) and Two Ram­bler pa­pers
Samuel Johnson
Jour­ney to the West­ern Is­lands of Scot­land
Samuel Johnson
John­son's Lives of the Po­ets — Vol­ume 1
Samuel Johnson
John­son's Lives of the Po­ets — Vol­ume 2
Johnson's Dictionary, Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson
Johnson's Dictionary
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Samuel Johnson
The Works of Samuel John­son, Vol­ume 06 / Re­views, Po­lit­i­cal Tracts, and Lives of Em­i­nent Per­sons
Harvard Classics Volume 41, Adam Austin, Alison Rutherford Cockburn, Charles Dibdin, Christopher Smart, George Sewell, Golden Deer Classics, Henry Fielding, Jane Elliot, John Logan, Richard Brinsl, Robert Graham of Gartmore, Samuel Johnson, William Collins, William Cowper
Adam Austin, Alison Rutherford Cockburn, Charles Dibdin, Christopher Smart, George Sewell, Golden Deer Classics, Henry Fielding, Jane Elliot, John Logan, Richard Brinsl, Robert Graham of Gartmore, Samuel Johnson, William Collins, William Cowper
Harvard Classics Volume 41
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Samuel Johnson
Dr. John­son's Works: Life, Po­ems, and Tales, Vol­ume 1 / The Works of Samuel John­son, Ll.D., in Nine Vol­umes
Samuel Johnson
The Works of Samuel John­son, Vol­ume 11. / Par­li­men­tary De­bates II
Samuel Johnson
The Works of Samuel John­son, LL.D. in Nine Vol­umes / Vol­ume the Eighth: The Lives of the Po­ets, Vol­ume II
Samuel Johnson
The Works of Samuel John­son, Vol­ume 03 / The Ram­bler, Vol­ume II
Samuel Johnson
The Works of Samuel John­son, Vol­ume 04 / The Ad­ven­turer; The Idler
Samuel Johnson
The Works of Samuel John­son, Vol­ume 10 / Par­li­men­tary De­bates I
Samuel Johnson
Notes to Shake­speare, Vol­ume III: The Tragedies
Journeys in Scotland, Neil Munro, Queen Victoria, Samuel Johnson
Neil Munro, Queen Victoria, Samuel Johnson
Journeys in Scotland
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To the Hebrides, James Boswell, Samuel Johnson
James Boswell, Samuel Johnson
To the Hebrides
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Samuel Johnson
The Works of Samuel John­son, Vol­ume 05 / Mis­cel­la­neous Pieces
Samuel Johnson
Peat and its Uses as Fer­til­izer and Fuel
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