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
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    • 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)
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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]
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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]
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Poems (c. 1750-80?) [HC]
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The Prince of Abyssinia (or, Rasselas) (1759) [HTR]
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  • Paperback edition (Oxford Univ Pr, 2009).
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The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) [HTR]
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  • HTML (Single page, 24KB) at Rensacence Editions
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I and Thou
"I Have a Dream"
Id, The Ego and the
Ideas, Adventures of
Ideas; Six Great
Idiot, The
Idols, Twilight of the
Idomeneus, Letter to
Illusion, The Future of an
Ilych, The Death of Ivan
Imaginary Invalid, The
Imitation of Christ, On the
Immortality, Intimations of
Importance, A Woman of No
Importance of Being Earnest, The
Impostor, The
Inaugural Address, 1st (Lincoln)
Inaugural Address, 2nd (Lincoln)
Incarnation, On the
Independence, Declaration of
Indestructibility of Our Inner Nature, The
Individual Freedom
Inequality, On the Origin of
Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety
Injuries of the Head, On
Inner Nature, The Indestructibility of Our
Innocence, Songs of
Innocents Abroad
Inquiry; Logic, the Theory of
Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, An
Inquiry into Meaning and Truth, An
Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, An
Instincts and Their Vicissitudes
Institutes of the Christian Religion
Instruments of Reduction
Intellect: Mind Over Matter
Intercourse, Truth of
Interior Castle
Interpretation, On
Interpretation of Dreams, The
Intimations of Immortality
Introduction to Arithmetic
Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
Introduction to Mathematics, An
Introduction to the Metaphysics of Morals
Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
Introduction to the Propyläen
Introduction to Psychoanalysis, A General
Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine
Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, New
Invalid, The Imaginary
Ion (Euripides)
Ion (Plato)
Iphigenia Among the Taurians
Iphigenia at Aulis
Island, Treasure
Isthmian Odes
Italy, A Sentimental Journey Through France and
Ivan Denisovich, One Day in the Life of
Ivan the Fool
Ivan Ilych, The Death of

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