The Politics of Samuel Johnson

Hardcover | June 12, 2012

EditorJ. Clark, H. Erskine-hill, Howard Erskine-Hill

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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.'

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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 Jo...

JONATHAN CLARK was educated at Cambridge, UK, where he took his PhD, and was a Fellow of Peterhouse. He was subsequently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the Committee on Social Thought of the University of Chicago. He currently holds the Hall Distinguished Professorship of British History at the Univer...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ContentsAcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsNotes on ContributorsPrefaceAbbreviationsIntroduction The Nature of Johnson's ToryismCultures 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 NonjurorsJohnson: the Last Choices, 1775-1784Conclusion