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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Poems (Johnson) (c. 1750-80?)
An Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751)
On the Origin of Inequality (1754)
Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding (pub. 1754)
A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)
On Political Economy (1755)
On the Sublime and Beautiful (1756)
On Taste (Burke) (1756)
Of the Standard of Taste (Hume) (1757)
Candide (1759)
The Prince of Abyssinia (or, Rasselas) (1759)
The Theory of the Moral Sentiments (1759)
Tristam Shandy (1759-67)
Confessions (Rousseau) (c. 1762; Pub. 1782)
Emile (or, On Education) (1762)
Rameau's Nephew (1762)
The Social Contract (1762)
Philosophical Dictionary (1764)
The Plays of William Shakespeare (Johnson) (1765)
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1765? - 2nd ed. 1768)
Sorrows of the Young Werther (1774)
Common Sense (1776)
Declaration of Independence (1776)
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88)
Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)
Articles of Confederation (1777)
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (pub. 1779)
The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics (1780)
Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
The Lives of the Poets (1781)
Poems (Blake) (1783-94)
Prolegomena (1783)
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)
Introduction to the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)
Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1786)
Constitutional Convention Debates (1787)
Constitution of the United States (1787; effect. 1789)
Anti-Federalist Papers (1787-88)
Federalist Papers (1787-88)
Critique of Practical Reason (1788)
Elements of Chemistry (1789)
Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
Songs of Innocence (1789)
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