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Samuel Johnson's
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Scott D. Evans
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: University of Delaware Press

This study illuminates the importance and meaning of the term author in eighteenth-century discourse from the perspective of its prominent usage by Samuel Johnson. It explains Johnson's employment of nature in his periodical essays, his qualified endorsement of the new science, and his commendation of Shakespeare's drama and other literary
A Companion to British Literature, Volume 3
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Robert DeMaria, Jr., Heesok Chang, Samantha Zacher
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Samuel Johnson and Biographical Thinking
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Catherine Neal Parke
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: University of Missouri Press

Catherine N. Parke offers new readings of Johnson's major prose writings, the familiar and the not so familiar. Through an inquiry into the centrality of biography in his thinking, she examines Johnson's ideas about education, portrays his habits of mind, and explores his creative temperment.
Charlotte Lennox
Language: en
Pages: 489
Authors: Susan Carlile
Categories: Novelists, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-01 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Charlotte Lennox (c. 1729-1804) was an eighteenth-century English novelist whose most celebrated work, The Female Quixote (1752), is just one of eighteen works spanning a forty-three year career. Susan Carlile's critical biography of Lennox focuses on her role as the central figure in the professionalization of authorship in England.
Understanding Genre and Medieval Romance
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: K.S. Whetter
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Unique in combining a comprehensive and comparative study of genre with a study of romance, this book constitutes a significant contribution to ongoing critical debates over the definition of romance and the genre and artistry of Malory's Morte Darthur. K.S. Whetter offers an original approach to these issues by prefacing