Samuel Johnson in Historical Context

  • Jonathan Clark
  • Howard Erskine-Hill

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Howard Erskine-Hill
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Local Setting

  4. The Public Realm

  5. The Cultural Allegiance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-318

About this book


In one of the more sudden shifts of perspective, and hotly contested controversies of recent historical and literary scholarship, our view of Johnson has been fundamentally changed. This volume offers the best up-to-the-moment account of what has been achieved, and points to the new directions in which scholarship is developing. It will be essential reading for all concerned with eighteenth-century studies.


England English literature Research in English and American Literature revolution Scotland

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 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42238-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-52269-5
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