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- English Poetry in the Eighteenth Century (Critical Survey of Poetry: Topical Essays)
- London (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
- On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
- The Vanity of Human Wishes (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)
- The Letters of Samuel Johnson (Magill's Literary Annual 1991-2005)
- The Lives of the Poets (Magill Book Reviews)
- Rasselas (Magill Book Reviews)
- The Lives of the Poets (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
- Preface to Shakespeare (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
- Rasselas (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Rasselas (Cyclopedia of Literary Places)
- The Rambler (Masterplots, Definitive Revised Edition)
- The Idler (Masterplots, Definitive Revised Edition)
- The Poetry of Johnson (Masterplots, Definitive Revised Edition)
- Life of Richard Savage (Masterplots, Definitive Revised Edition)
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- Author: Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson was born on September 18, 1709, in Lichfield; his father, Michael Johnson, was an unsuccessful bookseller. As an infant, Johnson contracted tuberculosis from a wet nurse and lost sight in one eye and hearing in one ear. His physical appearance was not appealing; one of Johnson’s aunt’s declared that she “would not have picked such a poor creature up in the street.” Johnson’s ill health and frightening appearance did not, however, prevent him from educating himself in the back room of his father’s bookshop. He did very well in his studies at...
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