Samuel Johnson in Context Hardback
Edited by Jack Lynch
Part of the Literature in Context series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 472 pages, 40 Halftones, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 10/11/2011
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780521190107