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Selections from The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson

Selections from The lives of the English poets

& Preface to Shakespeare.

by Samuel Johnson

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Published by Avon Books in [New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Poets, English -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.,
  • English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.,
  • English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title: Lives of the poets.

    StatementEdited, with an introd., by Edmund Fuller.
    GenreEarly works to 1800., Biography
    SeriesAn Avon library book,, NS5
    ContributionsFuller, Edmund, 1914- ed., Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR553 .J8 1965
    The Physical Object
    Pagination432 p.
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5937589M
    LC Control Number65005737
    OCLC/WorldCa2231090

      *Finishes first story, sets book down* *Opens Youtube, finds video* *Glances at book sitting on my desk* *Pauses video 1 minute in* *Picks book back up and reads the next story all the way through* This was how my day went, from 5 until now, just after midnight. I rarely finish a book in a day, even slim ones like this. But the stories were (for the most part) compulsively readable and engaging/5(40). Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations on their works. With notes by P. Cunningham, Volume 1 Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations on their works. With notes by P. Cunningham, Peter Cunningham Murray's Brit. classics: Author: Samuel Johnson: Editor: Peter Cunningham: Published:

    The English Poets - Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers and a General Introduction - Vol. II by Matthew Arnold. Title The English Poets - Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers and a General Introduction - Rating: % positive. 'I am engaged to write little Lives, and little Prefaces, to a little edition of the English Poets.' So wrote Samuel Johnson to James Boswell. Such understatement! It is difficult to believe he is writing about about what Walter Jackson Bate has described as 'one of the masterpieces in the history of both biography and literary criticism.'The occasion for the work was humdrum enough. It was.

    Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, which is commonly known as the Lives of the Poets, appeared in as the preface to a selection of work by the approximately fifty poets featured. None of the all-male poets featured were still alive at the book’s publication; all wrote between the s and the s. By Daisy Hay - Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


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