OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Samuel Johnson: Selected Writings

ISBN : 9780198859246

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David Womersley
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This volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). Accompanied by full scholarly apparatus, the edition enables students to study Johnson's work in the order in which it was written, and, wherever possible, using the text of the first published version.

The volume presents a selection of Johnson's most important writings, drawn from all periods of his life. It reflects almost completely the range of literary forms in which Johnson wrote, including poetic translation, biographical sketches, literary criticism, and letters. It includes a broad selection from The Rambler (17501752) and The Idler (17581760), along with the travel narrative A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), and a selection from The Lives of the Poets (1781). David Womersleys introduction explores how Johnsons mastery of style enabled him to adopt various personae, sometimes simultaneously, in order to communicate through many different genres and registers. Johnson is shown to be an active participant in the philosophical and social currents of his time. This selection reveals an author driven by deeply-held principles, concerned with how the ethical, political, and affective dimensions of language go beyond vocabulary and reach into the lives of its users.

Explanatory notes and commentary are included to enhance the study, understanding, and enjoyment of these works, and the edition includes an Introduction to the life of Johnson, and a Chronology.

目次: 

Introduction

Chronology

Note on the Texts

Part I: Early Poetry and Prose to 1750

Translation of Horace, Odes, I.xxii (pre-1725)

Translation of Horace, Epode, II (prob. 1726)

Translation of Horace, Odes, II.xiv (prob. 1726)

Translation of Horace, Odes, II.xx (prob. 1726)

'Festina Lente' (prob. late 1726)

'The Young Author' (1729)

'Annals' (1734) - from birth to 1719

Letter to Cave, 25 November, 1734

'Preface' to Lobo's Voyage to Abyssinia (1 February, 1735)

Letter to Cave, 12 July, 1737

London (12 May, 1738)

'Debates in the Senate of Magna Lilliputia' (June, 1738)

'A Prayer on my Birth-Day' (7 September, 1738)

'On Gay's Epitaph' (October, 1738)

'Life of Boerhaave' (January, 1739)

A Compleat Vindication of the Licensers of the Stage (May, 1739)

'Prologue' to Lethe (April, 1740)

'An Epitaph on Claudy Philips, a Musician' (September, 1740)

'On Epitaphs' (December, 1740)

Review of the Memoirs of the Duchess of Marlborough (March, 1742)

Proposal for the Harleian Miscellany (November, 1742)

Letter to Edward Cave, autumn 1743

Life of Savage (11 February, 1744)

Introduction to the Harleian Miscellany (April, 1744)

'To Miss -, on her playing upon the harpsichord' (1746?)

Prologue Spoken by Mr Garrick at the Opening of the Theatre in Drury-Lane (September, 1747)

'The Vision of Theodore' (7 April, 1748)

The Vanity of Human Wishes (9 January, 1749)

'The Vanity of Wealth' (February, 1750)

Part II: 'Dictionary' Johnson

The Rambler (1750-1752): 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, 41, 45, 47, 49, 60, 63, 64, 70,71, 72, 73, 76, 77, 79, 85, 87, 90, 93, 101, 106, 108, 113, 114, 115, 121, 129, 134, 135, 137, 142, 146, 148, 151, 156, 158, 159, 161, 165, 167, 168, 170, 171, 176, 181, 183, 184, 188, 191, 196, 207, 208

'Life of Cheynel' (July, 1751)

Sermon . . . for the Funeral of his Wife (prob. March, 1752)

'Prayers Composed on the Death of My Wife' (24 April-6 May 1752)

The Adventurer (1752-1754): 39, 45, 50, 67, 69, 84, 85, 95, 99, 102, 107, 111, 119, 126, 137, 138

Diary entries, 22, 23, and 29 April, 1753

Letter to Thomas Warton, 16 July, 1754

'Preface' to the Dictionary of the English Language (15 April, 1755)

Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield, 7 February, 1755

Letter to Bennet Langton, 6 May, 1755

Letter to Miss Hill Boothby, 31 December, 1755

Letter to Miss Hill Boothby, 8 January, 1756

Letter to Samuel Richardson, 16 March, 1756

'Introduction to the Political State of Great Britain' (15 May, 1756)

Review of Warton, Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope (15 May, 1756)

Review of Blackwell, Memoirs of the Court of Augustus (15 May, 1756)

'Observations on the Present State of Affairs' (15 August, 1756)

Review of Hanway, An Essay on Tea (15 May, 1757)

Review of Jenyns, Free Inquiry (15 May, 1757)

'Of the Duty of a Journalist' (8 April, 1758)

The Idler (8 April 1758-1760): 1, 5, 10, 17, [22], 22, 23, 27, 30, 31, 32, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 65, 66, 72, 81, 84, 88, 94, 100, 103

Letter to Sarah Johnson, 20 January, 1759

Letter to William Strahan, 20 January, 1759

Letter to Lucy Porter, 23 January, 1759

Diary entry and prayer, 23 January, 1759

Rasselas (26 June, 1759)

'The Bravery of the English Common Soldiers' (January, 1760)

Review of Tytler's Mary Queen of Scots (October, 1760)

Part III: The Great Cham of Literature

Letter to Baretti, 10 June, 1761

Letter to Boswell, 8 December, 1763

Diary entry, 21 April, 1764

'A Reply to Impromptu Verses by Baretti' (1765?)

Preface to The Plays of Shakespeare (10 October, 1765)

Diary entry, 1 January, 1766

'The Fountains' (1 April, 1766)

Letter to Boswell, 9 September, 1769

The False Alarm (16 January, 1770)

Prayer on Easter Day, 31 March, 1771

'Parodies of Percy's Hermit of Warkworth' (prob. summer 1771)

'????? ???????' (12 December, 1772)

Letter to Boswell, 24 February, 1773

Diary entry, 22 July, 1773

Diary entry, 25 July, 1774

The Patriot (12 October, 1774)

Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (18 January, 1775) - selection

Letter to James Macpherson, 20 January, 1775

Taxation No Tyranny (8 March, 1775)

Diary entry, 14 April, 1775

'To Mrs Thrale on her Thirty-Fifth Birthday' (presented 24 January, 1776)

Diary entry for Easter Day, 7 April, 1776

'Lines on Thomas Warton's Poems' (early 1777?)

Diary entry, 28 March, 1777

'Prologue' to Hugh Kelly's A Word to the Wise (29 May, 1777)

Letter to William Dodd, 26 June, 1777

Letter to Richard Farmer, 22 July, 1777

'An Extempore Elegy' (1778?)

'A Short Song of Congratulation' (August, 1780)

Lives of the Poets (1781)

Letter to Thomas Lawrence, 17 January, 1782

Diary entry, 20 January, 1782

Letter to Thomas Lawrence, 1 May, 1782

Letter to Boswell, 7 September, 1782

'On the Death of Dr Robert Levet' (August, 1783)

Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale, 2-8 July, 1784

Letter to Lord Thurlow, 9 September, 1784

Translation of Horace, Odes, IV.vii (November, 1784)

Diary entry, 5 December, 1784

Appendices

Appendix A: Johnson's prayer on beginning The Rambler.

Appendix B: Johnson's revisions to The Rambler, no. 1.

Appendix C: Bonnell Thornton's parody of The Rambler.

Notes

Texts Arranged by Genre

Index of Short Titles

Index of First Lines

Index of Persons

Index of Subjects

著者について: 

David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of St. Catherine's College.

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