The Rambler This selection of the Rambler essays is designed to show Dr Johnson as both moralist and critic as moralist in the philosophical and religious spheres as critic of literature and manners His moods ra

  • Title: The Rambler
  • Author: Samuel Johnson
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  • Page: 301
  • Format: hardcover
  • This selection of the Rambler essays is designed to show Dr Johnson as both moralist and critic as moralist in the philosophical and religious spheres, as critic of literature and manners His moods range from the contemplation of eternal truth to the grim humour of his contemporary scene.

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      Samuel Johnson was an English author Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer Johnson has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history He is also the subject of one of the most celebrated biographies in English, James Boswell s Life of Samuel Johnson Boswell s Life, along with other biographies, documented Johnson s behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome TS , a condition unknown to 18th century physicians He presented a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him.Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write essays for The Gentleman s Magazine His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage and the poem The Vanity of Human Wishes Johnson was a devout and compassionate man, whose Christian morality permeated his works Although he was a conservative Anglican, he respected those of other denominations who demonstrated a commitment to Christ s teachings.After nine years of work, his Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755, bringing him popularity and success until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary, 150 years later, Johnson s was viewed as the preeminent British dictionary In the following years, he published essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare s plays, and the well read novel Rasselas In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland Johnson s travel narrative A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland described the journey Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, which includes biographies and evaluations of 17th and 18th century poets After a series of illnesses, Johnson died on the evening of 13 December 1784 he was buried in Westminster Abbey In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.



    2 thoughts on “The Rambler

    1. I have other selections from The Rambler on my shelves, and the complete set of essays on my iPad/Kindle, but this small hardback volume (in the Everyman's Library series) is the most convenient Rambler I have when I want to read a few of these essays. This time I read almost all of the selections - I did skip a few, and expect that only the most dedicated Johnsonians will want to read #152, "Criticism on Epistolary Writings," to choose an example of one of the essays I passed on. I certainly en [...]

    2. An extremely difficult book I chose to read for a couple reasons: I visited Samuel Johnson's home in Fleet Street, London - March, 2008 and wanted to read some of his famous works. Also, this book was mentioned as a favorite of Jane Austen's in one of her biography's I recently read. The word usage was hard to understand. Some of the entries I found myself skimming, just trying to get the main idea. It was a work of sheer will to get through the entire book. I am glad I read it though and plan o [...]

    3. I love Samuel Johnson.He is, by far, one the better 18th century writers I have read. While there are many writers of merit, it is Johnson who uses all the flourishes and verbosity present in so many18th century literary efforts with a virtuosity that makes his writing incredibly approachable and readable. Give him a try.

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