The Interpretation of Samuel Johnson

  • Jonathan Clark
  • Howard Erskine-Hill

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Howard Erskine-Hill
    Pages 1-10
  3. F. P. Lock
    Pages 11-42
  4. Murray Pittock
    Pages 72-83
  5. Jonathan Clark
    Pages 202-223
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 224-230

About this book


A major academic controversy has raged in recent years over the analysis of the political and religious commitments of Samuel Johnson, the most commanding of the 'commanding heights' of eighteenth-century English letters. This book, one of a trilogy from Palgrave, brings that debate to a decisive conclusion, retrieving the 'historic Johnson.'


English history history of literature interpret knowledge planning William James writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Clark
  • Howard Erskine-Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34729-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-26472-5
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