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Samuel Johnson as book reviewer

a duty to examine the labors of the learned

by Brian Hanley

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Published by University of Delaware Press, Associated University Presses in Newark, London .
Written in English

  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Knowledge -- Literature.,
    • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Knowledge and learning.,
    • Book reviewing -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.,
    • Criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.,
    • Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-283) and index.

      StatementBrian Hanley.
      LC ClassificationsPR3537.L5 H36 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination293 p. ;
      Number of Pages293
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6782453M
      ISBN 100874137365
      LC Control Number00031654

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