Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property by Kevin HartSamuel Johnson and the Culture of Property by Kevin Hart

Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property

byKevin Hart

Paperback | October 15, 2009

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Kevin Hart traces the vast literary legacy and reputation of Samuel Johnson. Through detailed analyses of the biographers and critics who carefully crafted and preserved Johnson's life for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of "The Age of Johnson." Hart argues that James Boswell turned his friend into a monument, a piece of public property. Through subtle analyses of copyright, forgery and heritage in eighteenth-century life Kevin Hart demonstrates how Johnson came to occupy a place at the heart of the English literary canon.
Title:Samuel Johnson and the Culture of PropertyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052112140X

ISBN - 13:9780521121408

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Table of Contents

Introduction: economic acts; 1. The monument; 2. 'The age of Johnson'; 3. Property lines; 4. Subordination and exchange; 5. Cultural properties; 6. Everyday life in Johnson; Conclusion: 'property, contract, trade, and profits'.

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"...an insightful intervention within the debates ofone of the most venerable institutions of English studies..." Studies in English Literature