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KIRKUS REVIEW

The editors of Johnson's Dictionary: A Modern Selection (p. 83, 1963) present a complementary volume aimed at showing the breadth and originality of Dr. Johnson's thought and to dismiss the old stereotype that he is ""a sort of Tory erustacean."" Here are excerpts from a wide range of writing: the Preface to and selections from the Dictionary, the lives of Savage, Milton, Gray; the Preface to his Shakespeare; Rasselas and The Vanity of Human Wishes, essays, light verse and letters. There is also Johnson talking, in his own remarkable way.

Pub Date: April 3rd, 1964
Publisher: Pantheon