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Samuel Johnson in Context.

By: Lynch, Jack.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Literature in Context: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (474 p.).ISBN: 9781139219969.Subject(s): English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century | Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784 -- Criticism and interpretationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Samuel Johnson in ContextDDC classification: 828/.609 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- SAMUEL JOHNSON IN CONTEXT -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Contributors -- Preface -- Chronology -- Abbreviations -- PART I: Life and works -- CHAPTER 1 Life -- EARLY LIFE -- ARRIVAL IN LONDON -- DICTIONARY JOHNSON AND BEREAVEMENT -- THE 1760S AND 1770S -- HEALTH -- FINAL DAYS -- BIOGRAPHIES -- NOTE -- CHAPTER 2 Publication history -- EARLY YEARS -- BY NECESSITY AN AUTHOR -- STARVED TO DEATH IN TRANSLATING FOR BOOKSELLERS -- THE DICTIONARY, VANITY, AND THE PERIODICAL ESSAYS -- THE LITERARY MAGAZINE, SHAKESPEARE, AND RASSELAS -- LATE WORKS -- NOTES
CHAPTER 3 Correspondence -- NO INTELLIGENCE IS COMMUNICATED -- NOTHING DISTORTED -- CALM AND DELIBERATE PERFORMANCE -- PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE -- THE IRREMEABLE STREAM -- NOTES -- PART II: Critical fortunes -- CHAPTER 4 Editions -- ANONYMITY -- THE EARLY EDITIONS -- THE NINETEENTH CENTURY -- G.B. HILL TO THE PRESENT -- CHAPTER 5 Translations -- DIFFICULTIES -- JOHNSON IN RUSSIAN -- JOHNSON IN SPANISH -- JOHNSON IN FRENCH -- THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND BEYOND -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 6 Critical reception to 1900 -- PUBLIC PROPERTY -- THE POSTHUMOUS DOUBLE TRADITION -- THE VICTORIANS -- NOTES
CHAPTER 7 Critical reception since 1900 -- T. S. ELIOT -- THE MID-CENTURY -- JOHNSON AS CRITIC -- THE 1980S AND AFTER -- JOHNSON AND THE THEORISTS -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 8 Representations -- EARLY PORTRAITS -- DIFFUSING FRIENDSHIP -- SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS -- OTHER PORTRAITISTS -- CARICATURE AND SATIRE -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 9 Reputation -- THE CALIBAN OF ENGLISH LITERATURE -- BOSWELL -- THE ART OF THINKING -- NOTES -- PART III: Contexts -- CHAPTER 10 America -- HOME AND COLONIES -- NATIVE RIGHTS -- THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR -- A RACE OF CONVICTS -- A WIDENING GULF -- POLITICAL WRITING
THE WAR OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE -- NOTE -- CHAPTER 11 Anglicanism -- RELIGIOUS CENTRISM -- THE EVANGELICAL MANDATE -- THE GOOD HEART -- JOHNSON'S PRAGMATIC PIETY -- PARADOXES -- WORD AND WORLD -- CHAPTER 12 Anthropology -- ESSENTIALISTS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS -- HUMAN POPULATIONS -- THE GREAT MAP OF MANKIND -- PRIMITIVES -- WHAT CAN SAVAGES TELL? -- A SYSTEM OF ANTIQUATED LIFE -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 13 Authorship -- A REPUBLIC OF LETTERS -- THE CONDITIONS OF AUTHORSHIP -- COMMISSIONS -- A BUYER'S MARKET -- AUTHORS BY PROFESSION -- SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES -- EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY INNOVATIONS -- NOTES
CHAPTER 14 Biography -- BACKGROUNDS -- MARKETS -- BETWEEN HISTORY AND FICTION -- BIOGRAPHICAL COLLECTIONS -- INTERESTING AND USEFUL -- CHAPTER 15 Book trade -- PRICES -- FORMATS AND BINDINGS -- PUBLISHERS -- AUTHORS -- READERS -- THE PROVINCIAL TRADE -- NOTE -- CHAPTER 16 Clubs -- ORIGINS -- TYPES OF ASSOCIATION -- MEMBERSHIP -- GENDER -- ORGANIZATION -- FUNCTIONS -- CIVIL SOCIETY AND "MODERNIZATION" -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 17 Conversation -- BACKGROUNDS -- THE RULES OF CONVERSATION -- ELOQUENCE AND ELOCUTION -- A VERY TALKING MAN -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 18 Dictionaries -- EARLIER ENGLISH DICTIONARIES
PRINCIPLES OF INCLUSION
Summary: Few authors benefit from being set in their contemporary context more than Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson in Context is a guide to his world, offering readers a comprehensive account of eighteenth-century life and culture as it relates to his work. Short, lively and eminently readable chapters illuminate not only Johnson's own life, writings and career, but the literary, critical, journalistic, social, political, scientific, artistic, medical and financial contexts in which his works came into being. Written by leading experts in Johnson and in eighteenth-century studies, these chapters offer both depth and range of information and suggestions for further study and research. Richly illustrated, with a chronology of Johnson's life and works and an extensive bibliography, this book is a major new work of reference on eighteenth-century culture and the age of Johnson.
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Cover -- SAMUEL JOHNSON IN CONTEXT -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Contributors -- Preface -- Chronology -- Abbreviations -- PART I: Life and works -- CHAPTER 1 Life -- EARLY LIFE -- ARRIVAL IN LONDON -- DICTIONARY JOHNSON AND BEREAVEMENT -- THE 1760S AND 1770S -- HEALTH -- FINAL DAYS -- BIOGRAPHIES -- NOTE -- CHAPTER 2 Publication history -- EARLY YEARS -- BY NECESSITY AN AUTHOR -- STARVED TO DEATH IN TRANSLATING FOR BOOKSELLERS -- THE DICTIONARY, VANITY, AND THE PERIODICAL ESSAYS -- THE LITERARY MAGAZINE, SHAKESPEARE, AND RASSELAS -- LATE WORKS -- NOTES

CHAPTER 3 Correspondence -- NO INTELLIGENCE IS COMMUNICATED -- NOTHING DISTORTED -- CALM AND DELIBERATE PERFORMANCE -- PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE -- THE IRREMEABLE STREAM -- NOTES -- PART II: Critical fortunes -- CHAPTER 4 Editions -- ANONYMITY -- THE EARLY EDITIONS -- THE NINETEENTH CENTURY -- G.B. HILL TO THE PRESENT -- CHAPTER 5 Translations -- DIFFICULTIES -- JOHNSON IN RUSSIAN -- JOHNSON IN SPANISH -- JOHNSON IN FRENCH -- THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND BEYOND -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 6 Critical reception to 1900 -- PUBLIC PROPERTY -- THE POSTHUMOUS DOUBLE TRADITION -- THE VICTORIANS -- NOTES

CHAPTER 7 Critical reception since 1900 -- T. S. ELIOT -- THE MID-CENTURY -- JOHNSON AS CRITIC -- THE 1980S AND AFTER -- JOHNSON AND THE THEORISTS -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 8 Representations -- EARLY PORTRAITS -- DIFFUSING FRIENDSHIP -- SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS -- OTHER PORTRAITISTS -- CARICATURE AND SATIRE -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 9 Reputation -- THE CALIBAN OF ENGLISH LITERATURE -- BOSWELL -- THE ART OF THINKING -- NOTES -- PART III: Contexts -- CHAPTER 10 America -- HOME AND COLONIES -- NATIVE RIGHTS -- THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR -- A RACE OF CONVICTS -- A WIDENING GULF -- POLITICAL WRITING

THE WAR OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE -- NOTE -- CHAPTER 11 Anglicanism -- RELIGIOUS CENTRISM -- THE EVANGELICAL MANDATE -- THE GOOD HEART -- JOHNSON'S PRAGMATIC PIETY -- PARADOXES -- WORD AND WORLD -- CHAPTER 12 Anthropology -- ESSENTIALISTS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS -- HUMAN POPULATIONS -- THE GREAT MAP OF MANKIND -- PRIMITIVES -- WHAT CAN SAVAGES TELL? -- A SYSTEM OF ANTIQUATED LIFE -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 13 Authorship -- A REPUBLIC OF LETTERS -- THE CONDITIONS OF AUTHORSHIP -- COMMISSIONS -- A BUYER'S MARKET -- AUTHORS BY PROFESSION -- SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES -- EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY INNOVATIONS -- NOTES

CHAPTER 14 Biography -- BACKGROUNDS -- MARKETS -- BETWEEN HISTORY AND FICTION -- BIOGRAPHICAL COLLECTIONS -- INTERESTING AND USEFUL -- CHAPTER 15 Book trade -- PRICES -- FORMATS AND BINDINGS -- PUBLISHERS -- AUTHORS -- READERS -- THE PROVINCIAL TRADE -- NOTE -- CHAPTER 16 Clubs -- ORIGINS -- TYPES OF ASSOCIATION -- MEMBERSHIP -- GENDER -- ORGANIZATION -- FUNCTIONS -- CIVIL SOCIETY AND "MODERNIZATION" -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 17 Conversation -- BACKGROUNDS -- THE RULES OF CONVERSATION -- ELOQUENCE AND ELOCUTION -- A VERY TALKING MAN -- NOTES -- CHAPTER 18 Dictionaries -- EARLIER ENGLISH DICTIONARIES

PRINCIPLES OF INCLUSION

Few authors benefit from being set in their contemporary context more than Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson in Context is a guide to his world, offering readers a comprehensive account of eighteenth-century life and culture as it relates to his work. Short, lively and eminently readable chapters illuminate not only Johnson's own life, writings and career, but the literary, critical, journalistic, social, political, scientific, artistic, medical and financial contexts in which his works came into being. Written by leading experts in Johnson and in eighteenth-century studies, these chapters offer both depth and range of information and suggestions for further study and research. Richly illustrated, with a chronology of Johnson's life and works and an extensive bibliography, this book is a major new work of reference on eighteenth-century culture and the age of Johnson.

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