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"A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself." -- Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write miscellaneous pieces for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage, the poems London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the play Irene.

After nine years of work, Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755; it had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship." The Dictionary brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare's plays, and the widely read tale Rasselas. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets.

Johnson had a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him. Boswell's Life, along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.

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Total Books: 1625
A Grammar of the English Tongue
2017 - A Grammar of the English Tongue [illustrated] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781542664035
ISBN-10: 1542664039
Genre: Reference
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A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
2016 - A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781537497259
ISBN-10: 1537497251
Genre: Travel
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A Dictionary of the English Language Vol 1 of 2 In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals Explained in Their Different Meanings and  Whose Works They Are Found
Lives of the Poets
2016 - Lives of the Poets (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781534752542
ISBN-10: 1534752544
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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The Works of Samuel Johnson Volume 19 Biographical Writings Soldiers Scholars and Friends
2016 - The Works of Samuel Johnson Volume 19 Biographical Writings Soldiers Scholars and Friends [The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780300210958
ISBN-10: 0300210957
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia
2016 - Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781530612673
ISBN-10: 1530612675
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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The Prayers of Doctor Samuel Johnson
2015 - The Prayers of Doctor Samuel Johnson [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781330679494
ISBN-10: 1330679490
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language in Miniature
2015 - Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language in Miniature [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781330680612
ISBN-10: 1330680618
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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Lives of The English Poets
2015 - Lives of the English Poets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781514793343
ISBN-10: 1514793342
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Love Your Sister
2014 - Love Your Sister (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780733633249
ISBN-10: 0733633242
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Reference, Travel
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A Dictionary of the English Language Abstracted from the Folio Ed by the Author to Which Is Prefixed an English Grammar to This Ed Are Added a  Language  - Primary Source Edition
A Dictionary of Ancient Geography Explaining the Local Appellations in Sacred Grecian and Roman History
Nonhuman Bone Identification
2012 - Nonhuman Bone Identification (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781420052619
ISBN-10: 1420052616
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Law, Medical Books, Outdoors & Nature
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The Works of Samuel Johnson Vols 11-13 Debates in Parliament
2011 - The Works of Samuel Johnson Vols 11-13 Debates in Parliament [The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780300125177
ISBN-10: 0300125178
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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Samuel Johnson Selected Writings
2011 - Samuel Johnson Selected Writings (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780674060340
ISBN-10: 0674060342
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Reference
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Dr Johnson's Dictionary of Modern Life Survey Definition  Justify'd Lampoonery of Divers Contemporary Phenomena from Top Gear unto Twitter
The History of the Yorubas From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the British Protectorate
2010 - The History of the Yorubas From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the British Protectorate [Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781108020992
ISBN-10: 1108020992
Genre: History
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A Diary Of A Journey Into North Wales In The Year 1774
2010 - A Diary of a Journey Into North Wales in the Year 1774 [1816] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781165290710
ISBN-10: 1165290715
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Works of Samuel Johnson Reviews Political Tracts and Lives of Eminent Persons
2010 - The Works of Samuel Johnson Volumes 21-23 the Lives of the Poets [The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel] (Hardcover)
2010 - Le Rdeur [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - The Rambler [Volume 1] (Paperback)
2009 - The Prince of Abissinia [Volume 2] (Paperback)
2009 - Select Essays [2] (Paperback)
2009 - Hymns (Paperback)
2009 - Consolation in the Face of Death [Penguin Great Ideas] (Paperback)
2009 - Zedenkundige Proeven Part 2 [1772 - Mandarin Chinese Edition] (Hardcover)
2009 - Rasselas [1860] (Paperback)
2009 - The Lives of the Poets a Selection [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)
2009 - Irene a Tragedy [1781] (Paperback)
2009 - Samuel Johnson the Major Works [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia [EasyRead Large Bold Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - A Grammar of the English Tongue By Samuel Johnson [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2008 - Lives of the Poets Volume VII [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Notes to Shakespeare Volume III [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2008 - Rasselas- Prince of Abyssinia [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Life Poems and Tales [Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2008 - Lives of the Poets II [Gay, Thomson, Young, Gray, etc.] (Paperback)
2007 - The History of Rasselas Prince of Abissinia [EasyRead Large Bold Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Belshazzar's Doom [1887] (Paperback)
2006 - The Lives of the Poets Boxed Set [Oxford English Texts - v. 1-4] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2006 - The Lives of the Poets Volume I [Oxford English Texts] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2006 - The Lives of the Poets Volume II [Oxford English Texts] (Hardcover)
2006 - The Lives of the Poets Volume III [Oxford English Texts] (Hardcover)
2006 - The Lives of the Poets Volume IV [Oxford English Texts] (Hardcover)
2005 - The Works of Samuel Johnson Vol 18 Johnson on the English Language [The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel] (Hardcover)
2005 - Johnson's Dictionary a Modern Selection [Dover Books on Literature & Drama] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - Selected Essays [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)
 
2003 - India Part 1 [Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion] (Paperback)
2003 - India Part 2 [Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion] (Paperback)
2003 - Poems of Faith [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
2002 - Samuel Johnson His Career and Writings [Eighteenth-century American Philosophy] (Hardcover)
2002 - A Johnson Sampler [Nonpareil Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Political Writings [SAMUEL JOHNSON - The Yale Johnson] (Paperback)
1993 - Complete English Poems The [Johnson, Samuel - Penguin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1992 - A Book of Hymns [Notable American Authors Series] (Hardcover)
1990 - Rasselas and Other Tales [The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel] (Hardcover)
1990 - Samuel Johnson on Shakespeare [Shakespeare Library, Penguin] (Paperback)
1990 - Samuel Johnson [The Oxford Authors] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - A Voyage to Abyssinia [The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1982 - Selected Writings [Penguin English Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1982 - Complete Poems [The English Poets] (Hardcover)Paperback
1979 - Samuel Johnson on Literature [Milestones of Thought in the History of Ideas.] (Paperback)
1978 - The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson Volume 14 Sermons [The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel] (Hardcover)
1974 - The Poems of Samuel Johnson [Oxford English Texts] (Hardcover)
1974 - Samuel Johnson's Literary Criticism [Regents critics series] (Paperback)Hardcover
1973 - Irene (Hardcover)Paperback
1971 - Lives of the Poets a Selection [Oxford paperback English texts] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1969 - The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson Volume 3 the Rambler [The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel] (Hardcover)
1967 - Prose and Poetry [REYNARD LIBRARY] (Paperback)Paperback
1965 - The Works of Samuel Johnson Vol 6 Poems [The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel] (Hardcover)
1953 - Johnson Complete Plays [Everyman's Library] (Hardcover)
1915 - Vagrant Memories [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
1888 - Wanderers [Notable American Authors] (Other)
On Shakespeare [Shakespeare Library] (Paperback)Hardcover
Selections 1709-84 [World's Classics] (Hardcover)
Selections [New English Classics] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Johnson Prose and Poetry [The Reynard Library] (Hardcover)
Sayings of Dr Johnson [Duckworth Sayings Series] (Paperback)
Collected Works of Samuel Johnson [Notable American Authors Series] (Other)
Elementa Philosophica [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
English and Hebrew Grammar [Notable American Authors] (Other)
Lectures Essays Sermons [Notable American Authors] (Other)
Gray Days and Gold [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Old Shrines and IVy [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Shakespeare's England [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Over the Border [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Poetry-the Convent and Other Poems [Notable American Authors] (Other)
Poems [Notable American Authors] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Thistledown [Notable American Authors] (Other)
Samuel Johnson James Boswell [Major authors on CD-ROM] (Other)
Book of Devotions [S.Johnson, Vol 16] (Other)
Prefacio a Shakespeare [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)