Motto, Context, Essay: The Classical Background of Samuel Johnson's Rambler and Adventurer Essays

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University Press of America, 1984 - Literary Collections - 352 pages
A helpful reference guide to the mottoes of Samuel Johnson's Rambler and Adventurer periodical essays. The author provides the context for each motto Johnson selected and relates the context to the content of the essay to which the motto is affixed. Provides a unique insight into Johnson's way of thinking as as essayist in a specific and detailed fashion. An invaluable aid to students and scholars of Johnson and 18th-century studies in general.

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Robert C. Olson is Professor of English and Foreign Languages at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

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