Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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List of Works
[Dictionary]   [The Lives of the Poets]   [The Plays of William Shakespeare]   [Poems]   [The Prince of Abyssinia]   [Rasselas]   [The Vanity of Human Wishes]  
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Dictionary (1755) [HTR,HC]
The Harvard Classics only included the Preface to this work.
  • No known online texts of the complete work
  • Preface
    • HTML (3 pages) at Bartleby.com
    • HTML (Single page, 66 KB) at Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson page
  • The Plan of an English Dictionary (in a letter to Lord Chesterfield, 1747)
    • HTML (Single page, 52 KB) at Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson page

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  • Hardcover edition (Intl Book Centre, 1978).
  • CD-ROM edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, 1996).
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The Lives of the Poets (1781) [HTR,HC]
  • Multi-format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) edition in two volumes at Project Gutenberg:

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  • Hardcover edition (Bibliolife, 2008, 164 pg).
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The Plays of William Shakespeare (1765) [HC]
The Harvard Classics only included the Preface to this work.
  • No known online texts of the complete work
  • Preface [HC]
    • HTML (4 pages) at Bartleby.com
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Poems (c. 1750-80?) [HC]
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The Prince of Abyssinia (or, Rasselas) (1759) [HTR]
  • HTML (49 pages, indexed) at Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson page
  • Multi-format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Paperback edition (Oxford Univ Pr, 2009).
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The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) [HTR]
  • HTML (Single page, 19KB) at Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson page
  • HTML (Single page, 24KB) at Rensacence Editions
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