Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 April 2005

282 Pages

ISBN: 9780199251827

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Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Freya Johnston

  • The most extensive account available of Johnson's response to Scriblerian satire
  • Includes the first sustained critical commentary on Johnson's prefaces and dedications to the works of others
  • A hands-on, practical criticism of how and why Johnson's writing elicits its ambiguous effects