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KIRKUS REVIEW

(YA) The editors of Johnson's Dictionary: A Modern Selection (p. 83, 1963) present a complimentary 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 crustacean."" Here are selections from a wide range of writing: the Preface to and selections from the Dictionary; the lives of Savage, Milton, Gray; the Preface to Shakespeare; Rassclas and The Vanity of Human Wishes; essays, light verse and letters. There is also Johnson talking, in his very own manner.

Pub Date: April 3rd, 1964
Publisher: antheon