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1st Edition

A Political Biography of Samuel Johnson

ISBN 9781138661400
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Johnson rose from obscure origins to become a major literary figure of the eighteenth century. Through a detailed survey of his major works and political journalism, Hudson constructs a complex picture of Johnson as a moralist forced to accept the realistic nature of politics during an era of revolutionary transition.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Political Origins, 1709–36; Chapter 2 The Patriot Opposition, 1737–9; Chapter 3 An Independent Voice, 1740–55; Chapter 4 The Seven Years War, 1756–63; Chapter 5 Defender of King and State, 1763–70; Chapter 6 Troubles of Empire, 1771–84; conclusion Conclusion;

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