Samuel Johnson

In this Great Writers Inspire collection you will find a selection of works by Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). You can also learn more about Dr Johnson and his work as a lexicographer by listening to the podcast with Professor Lynda Mugglestone.

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1 Why should we study Johnson?

Professor Ros Ballaster of Mansfield College, Oxford, discusses her current research and...

Ros Ballaster, Sarah Wilkin
2 Babbling a Dialect of France: Loanwords, French, and Johnson's Dictionary

Professor Mugglestone discusses the concept of loanwords in relationship to Samuel Johnson'...

Lynda Mugglestone
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1 A history of the dictionary: Dr Johnson, I presume?

Free public lecture by Henry Hitchings at Gresham College, recorded on Monday, 2 March 2009....

Henry Hitchings
2 The Dictionary Garret - Anatomy of a Room

Free public lecture from Gresham College. Available as video, audio, transcript and power-point...

Natasha McEnroe
# Title Description Author
1 Rasselas

by Samuel Johnson, LL. D. With engravings, by A. Raimbach, from pictures by R. Smirke.

Samuel Johnson
2 The Rambler.: [pt.4]

ebook version of The Rambler.: [pt.4]

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
3 London and the vanity of human wishes

ebook version of London and the vanity of human wishes

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784
4 The Preface to Shakespeare

'The Preface to Shakespeare'by Samuel Johnson. Together with selected notes on some of the plays...

Samuel Johnson
5 Samuel Johnson

Biographical essay

Thomas Carlyle
6 The Rambler.: [pt.3]

ebook version of The Rambler.: [pt.3]

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
7 The Rambler.: [pt.2]

ebook version of The Rambler.: [pt.2]

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
8 The Rambler.: [pt.5]

ebook version of The Rambler.: [pt.5]

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
9 The Rambler.: [pt.6]

ebook version of The Rambler.: [pt.6]

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
10 The Rambler.: [pt.1]

ebook version of The Rambler.: [pt.1]

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
11 The table talk of Samuel Johnson

Edinb.

Samuel Johnson
12 The prince of Abissinia. : A tale

The eighth edition
London: Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, J. Dodsley, T. Longman, and...

Samuel Johnson
13 The poetical works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D

A new edition considerably enlarged.
London: Printed for George Kearsley, Johnson's Head,...

Samuel Johnson
14 The lives of the most eminent English poets... (v. 1/4)

... ; : with critical observations on their works.
Cont.: v.1: Cowley. Denham. Milton....

Samuel Johnson
15 The lives of the most eminent English poets; ... (v.3/4)

... : with critical observations on their works.
In four volumes.
Cont.:
v.1...

Samuel Johnson
16 The lives of the most eminent English poets; ... (v.4/4)

... : with critical observations on their works.
In four volumes.
Cont.:
v.1...

Samuel Johnson
17 The lives of the most eminent English poets; ... (v.2/4)

... : with critical observations on their works.
In four volumes.
Cont.:
v.1...

Samuel Johnson
18 Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia Samuel Johnson
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 Vauxhall Gardens by Thomas Rowlandson

An entertainment in Vauxhall Gardens in circa 1783 by Thomas Rowlandson. The two women in the...