The Letters of Samuel Johnson, Volume I : 1731-1772

By: Johnson, SamuelContributor(s): Redford, BruceMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPrinceton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (0 p.)ISBN: 9781400862115Subject(s): Authors, English -- 18th century -- Correspondence | Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784. -- Correspondence | Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- CorrespondenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Letters of Samuel Johnson, Volume I : 1731-1772LOC classification: PR3533 -- .A4 1992ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Editorial Procedures -- Important Editions of Johnson's Letters -- Chronology -- Cue Titles and Abbreviations -- Letters, 1731-1772
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Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Editorial Procedures -- Important Editions of Johnson's Letters -- Chronology -- Cue Titles and Abbreviations -- Letters, 1731-1772

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For the past 40 years the standard edition of Johnson's letters has been R. W. Johnson's (3 v., 1952). Down the years numerous additions and corrections have appeared in learned journals. All this research is now incorporated and vastly augmented by Bruce Redford (University of Chicago). Fifty-two new letters (or parts thereof) will appear when this five-volume edition is complete. Redford has been able to transcribe from scores of original documents, and thus his text is the most accurate we have. This is crucially important in letters such as the controversial ones to Mrs. Thrale, which have been expurgated in the past. Redford's judicious annotations often illuminate what has been dark or misunderstood. Each volume has an index of proper names only. The forthcoming final volume will contain appendixes and a comprehensive index. These are handsome volumes, beautifully printed in large type, with generous margins, notes usefully placed at the bottom of the page, and illustrated. Johnsonians for whom every scrap of the master is precious should rejoice. Essential for academic libraries.-N. Fruman, University of Minnesota

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