A Dictionary of the English Language: Abridged from H.J. Todd's Cor. and Enl. Quarto Ed. by Alexander Chalmers

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The celebrated Dr. Johnson made a lasting contribution to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer and lexicographer. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Samuel Johnson, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Johnson’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major works
* ALL the essays, articles, pamphlets, biographies and critical works
* Rare works often missed out of collections
* Includes the posthumous collection PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS, appearing here for the first time in digital print
* Includes a generous selection of entries for the original 1755 Dictionary, with many definitions for all letters of the alphabet, as well as the original plan and preface
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Johnson’s contribution to literature
* Features four biographies – immerse yourself in Johnson’s world!
* Includes the complete edition of Boswell’s seminal biography, as well as a useful abridged version
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
 
CONTENTS:
 
The Essays and Pamphlets
A VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA
MARMOR NORFOLCIENSE
A COMPLEAT VINDICATION OF THE LICENSERS OF THE STAGE
THE PLAN OF A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
THE RAMBLER
THE ADVENTURER
THE IDLER
THE FALSE ALARM
THOUGHTS ON THE LATE TRANSACTIONS RESPECTING FALKLAND’S ISLANDS
THE PATRIOT
TAXATION NO TYRANNY
A JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND
DEBATES IN PARLIAMENT
A CONVERSATION BETWEEN HIS MOST SACRED MAJESTY GEORGE III AND SAMUEL JOHNSON LID
MISCELLANEOUS PAMPHLETS, REVIEWS AND ESSAYS
PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS
 
The Novella
THE PRINCE OF ABISSINIA: A TALE
 
The Dictionary
PREFACE TO A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
SELECTED DICTIONARY ENTRIES
 
The Biographies
AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF MR RICHARD SAVAGE
THE LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS
THE LIVES OF EMINENT MEN
 
The Literary Criticism
MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS ON THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING THE DRAMATICK WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
PREFACE TO THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
NOTES TO SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE
 
The Play
IRENE
 
The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
 
The Criticism
DR. JOHNSON AND HIS CIRCLE by John Bailey
SAMUEL JOHNSON by Richard Claverhouse Jebb
SAMUEL JOHNSON by Leslie Stephen
STUDIES OF A BIOGRAPHER by Leslie Stephen
A POETICAL REVIEW OF THE LITERARY AND MORAL CHARACTER OF JOHNSON by John Courtenay
SAMUEL JOHNSON by Nathaniel Hawthorne
SAMUEL JOHNSON by C. E. Vaughan
ANECDOTES OF THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. by Hester Lynch Piozzi
THE REAL DR. JOHNSON by G. K. Chesterton
A REMINISCENCE OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON by H. P. Lovecraft
 
The Biographies
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON LL.D. by James Boswell
BOSWELL’S LIFE OF JOHNSON (ABRIDGED) by Charles Grosvenor Osgood
MACAULAY’S LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON by Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay
AN ESSAY ON THE LIFE AND GENIUS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON by ‎Arthur Murphy
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