Selected Essays (Penguin Classics)

4.14 avg rating
( 88 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140436273: Selected Essays (Penguin Classics)

This volume contains a generous selection from the essays Johnson published twice weekly as 'The Rambler' in the early 1750s. It was here that he first created the literary character and forged the distinctive prose style that established him as a public figure. Also included here is the best of Johnson's later journalism, including essays from the periodicals 'The Adventurer' and 'The Idler'.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Samuel Johnson (1709-84) was an English poet, novelist, critic, lexicographer, biographer, and editor. But it was his essays that made him a dominant figure in 18th century English literary life. David Womersley is a lecturer in English at Jesus College, Oxford. He edited the authoritative three-volume edition of Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', as well as the one-volume abridged edition, for Penguin Classics.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Johnson, Samuel
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801404362730000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Johnson, Samuel
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 193 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume contains a generous selection from the essays Johnson published twice weekly as The Rambler in the early 1750s. It was here that he first created the literary character and forged the distinctive prose style that established him as a public figure. Also included here is the best of Johnson s later journalism, including essays from the periodicals The Adventurer and The Idler . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140436273

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Johnson, Samuel
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 193 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume contains a generous selection from the essays Johnson published twice weekly as The Rambler in the early 1750s. It was here that he first created the literary character and forged the distinctive prose style that established him as a public figure. Also included here is the best of Johnson s later journalism, including essays from the periodicals The Adventurer and The Idler . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140436273

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Johnson, Samuel
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140436278 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122091406

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Johnson, Samuel
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140436278 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 6320346

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Johnson, Samuel
Published by Penguin Classics (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: With his wit, eloquence, and shrewd perception of contemporary morals, Samuel Johnson was the most versatile writer of the English neoclassical period. His dictionary, dramas, and poetry established his reputation, but it was the essays that demonstrated the range of his talent. This new edition presents both the forcefully argued moral pieces of Johnson's middle years and the more light-hearted essays of his later work. Tackling ethical questions--such as the importance of self-knowledge, awareness of mortality, the role of the novel, and, in a lighter vein, marriage, sleep, and deceit--these brilliant and thought-provoking essays are a mirror of the time in which they were written and a testament to Johnson's stature as the leading man of letters of his age. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140436278

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Johnson, Samuel
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 127mm x 30mm x 197mm. Paperback. With his wit, eloquence and shrewd perception of contemporary morals, Samuel Johnson was the most versatile of Augustan writers. His dictionary, dramas and poetry established his reputatio.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 576 pages. 0.426. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140436273

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Johnson, Samuel
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Selected Essays, Samuel Johnson, David Womersley, This volume contains a generous selection from the essays Johnson published twice weekly as 'The Rambler' in the early 1750s. It was here that he first created the literary character and forged the distinctive prose style that established him as a public figure. Also included here is the best of Johnson's later journalism, including essays from the periodicals 'The Adventurer' and 'The Idler'. Bookseller Inventory # B9780140436273

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Johnson, Samuel
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CP-9780140436273

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Johnson, Samuel
Published by Penguin Classics (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140436278 ISBN 13: 9780140436273
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140436278

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book