The Politics 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 1-8
  3. Thomas Kaminski
    Pages 9-56
  4. Jonathan Clark
    Pages 168-222
  5. Jonathan Clark
    Pages 223-226
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-235

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.'


culture English nature Oxford politics

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 978-1-349-34727-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-26532-6
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