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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The Way of the World (1700)
The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters (1702)
Battle of the Books (1704)
Opticks (pub. 1704)
A Tale of a Tub (1704)
New Essays Concerning Human Understanding (Leibniz) (c. 1705)
On the Conduct of the Understanding (pub. 1706)
Hints Towards an Essay on Conversation (1709)
The Principles of Human Knowledge (1710)
Journal to Stella (1710-13; pub. 1766)
An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1711)
Essay on Criticism (1711)
Rape of the Lock (1712; rev. 1714, 1717)
Three Dialogues (1713)
Monadology (1714)
Minor Poems (Pope) (1717?)
The Education of Women (1719)
Robinson Crusoe (1719)
A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet (1721)
Persian Letters (1721)
Moll Flanders (1723)
Gulliver's Travels (1726)
On the Death of Esther Johnson (Stella) (1729)
A Modest Proposal (1729)
Essay on Man (1733-34)
Letters on the English (1734)
A Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics (1735)
Journals (Wesley) (1735-1786)
A Treatise of Human Nature (1739)
Joseph Andrews (1742)
A Hunting Song (or, A Hunting We Will Go) (c. 1745?)
Treatise Concerning Religious Affections (1746)
Zadig (1747)
Essays Moral and Political (Hume) (1748)
An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748)
Of the Original Contract (1748)
Spirit of Laws (1748)
Tom Jones (1749)
The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749)
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