Samuel Johnson (1709-84)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the eighteenth-century English essayist, playwright, novelist, biographer, and lexicographer Samuel Johnson, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in reviewed sources

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Literary Criticism

Smallwood, Philip. A substantial introduction to Samuel Johnson from the Literary Encyclopedia, 21 March 2002. On Life of Mr Richard Savage (1744)

Sheidlower, Jesse. Defining Moment: On its two hundred and fiftieth anniversary, a look back at Doctor Johnston's exhaustive Dictionary. In Bookforum, Oct/Nov 2005

The Beinecke Library at Yale is scanning and putting online their manuscripts of James Boswell's Life of Johnson and other Boswell papers

Information about the major Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson at Harvard's Houghton Library which includes letters, manuscripts, first editions, and portraits.

The Johnson Society of the Central Region

The American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Web site for the scholarly journal.

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