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Samuel Johnson

Lexicographer, Author (18-Sep-1709 — 13-Dec-1784)


Author: W. Jackson Bate. Samuel Johnson. New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1975. 646pp.

J. C. D. Clark. Samuel Johnson: Literature, Religion and English Cultural Politics from the Restoration to Romanticism. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 270pp.

Norma Clarke. Dr. Johnson's Women. London & New York: Hambledon and London. 2000.

Greg Clingham. Johnson, Writing, and Memory. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 222pp.

Robert DeMaria, Jr.. The Life of Samuel Johnson: A Critical Biography. Blackwell. 1993. 356pp.

Paul Fussell. Samuel Johnson: The Life of Writing. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1971. 303pp.

Donald Greene. Samuel Johnson. Twayne. 1970. 245pp.

Richard Holmes. Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage: A Biographical Mystery. New York: Pantheon Books. 1994.

Alvin B. Kernan. Samuel Johnson and the Impact of Print. Princeton University Press. 1989. 375pp.

Frank L. Lucas. The Search for Good Sense: Four Eighteenth-Century Characters: Johnson, Chesterfield, Boswell, Goldsmith. London: Cassell. 1958.

Hesketh Pearson. Johnson and Boswell: The Story of Their Lives. London: Heinemann. 1958. 390pp.

Peter Quennell. Samuel Johnson: His Friends and Enemies. New York: American Heritage Press. 1973.

Philip Smallwood. Johnson's Critical Presence: Image, History, Judgement. Ashgate Publishing. 2004. 172pp.

Neil Tomkinson. The Christian Faith and Practice of Samuel Johnson, Thomas de Quincey and Thomas Love Peacock. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press. 1992. 260pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.790)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.129)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.386)

  9. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.213)

  10. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.293-96)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.534)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.264)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.357)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.161)

  15. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (pp.281-83)

  16. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.283)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.21)

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