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Author Johnson, Samuel.

Title Lives of the most eminent english poets
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (pages.)
Series Oxford English Texts ; v. 4
Oxford English texts.
Contents ""CONTENTS TO VOLUME IV""; ""Lives in Alphabetical Order""; ""Short Titles""; ""POPE""; ""PITT""; ""THOMSON""; ""WATTS""; ""A. PHILIPS""; ""WEST""; ""COLLINS""; ""DYER""; ""SHENSTONE""; ""YOUNG""; ""MALLET""; ""AKENSIDE""; ""GRAY""; ""LYTTELTON""; ""Textual Notes""; ""Commentary""; ""APPENDICES""; ""A: Sequences of Johnson�s Poets""; ""B: Some Early Periodical Reactions 1779�1783""; ""C: Spelling and Capitalization in the Prefaces and Lives""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""
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Summary Samuel Johnson's last literary work, the Lives of the Poets, offers a detailed survey of English poetry from the early seventeenth century down to Johnson's own time. Always recognized as a major contribution to English biography and criticism, it is also one of Johnson's most readable and eloquent achievements. This is the first scholarly edition since 1905 and includes a full introduction and critical apparatus. This is volume four of four. - ;Johnson himself wrote in 1782: 'I know not that I have written any thing more generally commended than the Lives of the Poets'. Always recognized as a
Subject Poets, English -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Poets, English -- 18th century -- Biography.
Poets, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Early works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191515876