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Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets
Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets
Author: Samuel Johnson
SAMUEL JOHNSON was approached in 1777 to undertake the writing of short biographies of the major English poets, these accounts to preface a new edition of their poetry. When Johnson completed his work, however, the LIVES were thought so extraordinary, a perfect balance of biography and criticism, that they have been published apart from the poet...  more »
ISBN: 47708
Pages: 432
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Publisher: Avon Library
Book Type: Paperback
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Generally said to be the finest of Johnson's works. A Must Read for those interested in poetry, Johnson or classical English literature.


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