The Life of Samuel Johnson: A Critical Biography

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Wiley, 1995 M01 9 - 392 pages
In this major revision of The Life of Samuel Johnson, d Robert DeMaria makes a compelling claim for the attention of a new generation of Johnson's readers and admirers.

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The Life of Samuel Johnson: A Critical Biography (Blackwell Critical Biographies)

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Although DeMaria (English, Vassar) borrows Boswell's title, he does not present a biography as much as an interpretive study of Johnson's works: all but three of the 21 chapter headings refer to ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Robert DeMaria is Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English at Vassar College, where he teaches Old English and the History of English as well as Eighteenth-century British Literature. In 1986 he published Johnson's Dictionary and the Language of Learning His British Literature 1640-1789: An Anthology in the Blackwell Anthologies series is forthcoming.

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