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The life of Samuel Johnson

a critical biography

by Robert DeMaria

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.,
    • Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography.,
    • Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Critics -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-338) and index.

      StatementRobert DeMaria, Jr.
      SeriesBlackwell critical biographies ;, 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR3533 .D39 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 356 p. :
      Number of Pages356
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1720111M
      ISBN 101557861501
      LC Control Number92023302


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