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 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia Samuel Johnson
6 Rasselas

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

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

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

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

ebook version of London and the vanity of human wishes

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

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

Samuel Johnson
10 Samuel Johnson

Biographical essay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edinb.

Samuel Johnson
17 The prince of Abissinia. : A tale

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

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

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

Samuel Johnson
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1 Vauxhall Gardens by Thomas Rowlandson

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