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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De Magnete (1600)
Troilus and Cressida (c. 1600-1602)
Essays (Bacon) (1601)
The Phoenix and the Turtle (1601)
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will (1601)
Measure For Measure (c. 1603-1604)
Othello, Moor of Venice (c. 1603-1604)
All's Well That Ends Well (c. 1604-1605?)
Timon of Athens (c. 1605-1606)
King Lear (c. 1605-1606)
Macbeth (1606)
Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
Pericles, Prince of Tyre (c. 1607-1608)
Coriolanus (1608)
The Declaration of Sentiments (1608)
Sonnets (Shakespeare) (1609)
A Lover's Complaint (1609)
The Winter's Tale (c. 1609-1611)
Cymbeline, King of Britain (1610)
The Starry Messenger (1610)
The Tempest (c. 1610-1611)
King Henry the Eighth (c. 1612-1613)
Don Quixote (1615)
Sermons (Donne) (c. 1615-1631)
Epitome of Copernican Astronomy (1618-1621)
Mayflower Compact (1620)
Novum Organum (1620)
Advancement of Learning (1623?)
New Atlantis (1626)
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals (1628)
Rules for the Direction of the Mind (1628)
Minor Poems (Milton) (1632-1674)
Religio Medici (1635)
Discourse on Method (1637)
Geometry (1637)
Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (1638)
The Life of Dr. John Donne (1640; rev. 1658)
Scientific Treatises (Pascal) (1640-1658)
Meditations on First Philosophy (1641)
Objections Against the Meditations and Replies (1641)
Letters (Pascal) (1643-1661)
Areopagitica (1644)
On Education (1644)
The Book of Five Rings (1645)
On the Circulation of the Blood (1649)
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