The Politics of Samuel Johnson by J. ClarkThe Politics of Samuel Johnson by J. Clark

The Politics of Samuel Johnson

byJ. ClarkEditorH. Erskine-hill, Howard Erskine-Hill

Hardcover | June 12, 2012

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A major academic controversy has raged in recent years over the analysis of the political and religious commitments of Samuel Johnson, the most commanding of the 'commanding heights' of eighteenth-century English letters. This book, one of a trilogy from Palgrave, brings that debate to a decisive conclusion, retrieving the 'historic Johnson.'
MATTHEW DAVIS Independent scholar, Charlottesville, VA, USA GABRIEL GLICKMAN British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford, UK NEIL GUTHRIE Independent scholar and lawyer THOMAS KAMINSKI Professor of English at Loyola University in Chicago, USA
Title:The Politics of Samuel JohnsonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:235 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230355994

ISBN - 13:9780230355996

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Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Preface Abbreviations Introduction The Nature of Johnson's Toryism Cultures and Coteries in Mid-Century Toryism: Johnson in Oxford and London Johnson's Touch-piece and the 'Charge of Fame' 'Ask for the Old Paths': Johnson and the Nonjurors Johnson: the Last Choices, 1775-1784 Conclusion