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The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form. The Hyde Edition is also the first systematically to record substantive deletions, which can yield intimate knowledge of Johnson's stylistic procedures, mental habits, and chains of association. Furthermore, its ownership credits document the current disposition of the manuscripts, hundreds of which have changed hands during the last four decades. Finally, the annotation of the letters incorporates the many significant discoveries of postwar Johnsonian scholarship, as well as decoding references that had previously resisted explanation. The result is a far richer understanding of Samuel Johnson's life, work, and milieu. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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9780691631349 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $142.50
9780691069289 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1992, cover price $57.50 | About this edition: The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form.

Paperback:

9780691601700 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form.

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Product Description: "It is now become so much the fashion to publish letters, that in order to avoid it, I put as little into mine as I can," Samuel Johnson declared, according to Boswell. And Boswell answered, "Do what you will, Sir, you cannot avoid it...read more

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9780691633824 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $162.50 | About this edition: "It is now become so much the fashion to publish letters, that in order to avoid it, I put as little into mine as I can," Samuel Johnson declared, according to Boswell.
9780691068817 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1992, cover price $57.50 | About this edition: "It is now become so much the fashion to publish letters, that in order to avoid it, I put as little into mine as I can," Samuel Johnson declared, according to Boswell.

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9780691604817 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: "It is now become so much the fashion to publish letters, that in order to avoid it, I put as little into mine as I can," Samuel Johnson declared, according to Boswell.

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Product Description: The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form...read more

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9780691637365 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form.
9780691069296 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1992, cover price $57.50 | About this edition: The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form.

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9780691609003 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: The Hyde Edition offers scores of texts transcribed for the first time from the original documents a feature of special importance in the case of Johnson's revealing letters to Hester Thrale, many of which have been available only in expurgated form.

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Product Description: 'I have called my poem historical, not epic,' John Dryden explained in the dedication to his panegyric Annus Mirabilis, 'though both the actions and actors are as much heroic, as any poem can contain.'While it's unlikely that any critic today would class Annus Mirabilis with Paradise Lost and the Iliad, it seems remarkable that the poem's other purposeits role as 'an historical poem'has so sharply receded from view...read more

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9780719087622 | Manchester Univ Pr, October 2, 2012, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: 'I have called my poem historical, not epic,' John Dryden explained in the dedication to his panegyric Annus Mirabilis, 'though both the actions and actors are as much heroic, as any poem can contain.

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9780719099243 | Reprint edition (Manchester Univ Pr, February 1, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: 'I have called my poem historical, not epic,' John Dryden explained in the dedication to his panegyric Annus Mirabilis, 'though both the actions and actors are as much heroic, as any poem can contain.

By Janet Aikins Yount (editor)

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9780404648671, titled "Clarissa: The Twentieth-Century Response, 1900–1950" | Ams Pr Inc, December 31, 2015, cover price $465.00

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Product Description: A selection of Swift's Irish pamphlets, illustrating the full range of his interests and commitments. Also included is a special appendix which lists all his prose writing on Ireland.
By Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (corporate author)

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9780389209317, titled "Swift's Irish Pamphlets: An Introductory Selection" | Barnes & Noble Imports, June 1, 1990, cover price $50.50 | also contains Swift''s Irish Pamphlets: An Introductory Selection | About this edition: A selection of Swift's Irish pamphlets, illustrating the full range of his interests and commitments.

Product Description: Spectacle, Sex, and Property in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture operates within a multiplicity of critical frameworks in order to uproot and follow strands of historical and cultural meaning in literature. The result brings together readings of tried and untried primary texts for a collection of cultural explications and historical positionings that seek to move us beyond both the weariness of worn critical paths and the elation of initial text recovery...read more

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9780404648725 | Ams Pr Inc, December 30, 2014, cover price $84.50 | About this edition: Spectacle, Sex, and Property in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture operates within a multiplicity of critical frameworks in order to uproot and follow strands of historical and cultural meaning in literature.

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9780404648718 | Ams Pr Inc, December 30, 2014, cover price $125.00

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Product Description: Notoriously and self-confessedly intemperate, Boswell shared with Johnson a huge appetite for life and threw equal energy into recording its every aspect in minute but telling detail. This irrepressible Scotsman was 'always studying human nature and making experiments', and the marvelously vivacious Journals he wrote daily furnished him with first-rate material when he came to write his biography...read more

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9780679417170, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Everymans Library, December 1, 1992, cover price $32.00
9780460000017 | J M Dent & Sons Ltd, June 1, 1976, cover price $17.95 | also contains Memories of a Small Town | About this edition: Boswell's classic biography of the eighteenth-century English lexicographer, critic, and conversationalist
9780394607023, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Random House Inc, June 1, 1952, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Paperback:

9781495946844, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Createspace Independent Pub, February 16, 2014, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson is often called the greatest biography of all-time and may well be.
9781486150236, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Lightning Source Inc, June 20, 2012, cover price $9.94
9781419184505, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Kessinger Pub Co, June 30, 2005, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
9781417969852, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Kessinger Pub Co, March 30, 2005, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
9780140431162, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Reprint edition (Penguin Classics, August 1, 1979), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The classic view of eighteenth-century life and thought in England through the conversations of the famous writer
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9780786113453, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 1998), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: [This is Part 3 of a 3-part Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition.
9780786113439, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 1998), cover price $99.95 | About this edition: [This is Part 1 of a 3-part Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition.
9780786113446, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 1998), cover price $89.95 | About this edition: [This is Part 2 of a 3-part Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition.
9780786105007, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Blackstone Audio Inc, August 1, 1997, cover price $83.95 | About this edition: Boswell painstakingly transforms an almost scholarly profusion of detail into a perceptive, lifelike portrait of Dr.
9780786105014, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Blackstone Audio Inc, August 1, 1997, cover price $83.95 | About this edition: This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work.

Prebinding:

9781439514191, titled "The Life of Samuel Johnson" | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, July 10, 2008), cover price $25.00

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Product Description: Considerable attention in our own time is devoted to the cult of celebrity: to celebrating people who attain great fame and the cultural events and paraphernalia that surround them. While even sophisticated observers are tempted to regard celebrity as a phenomenon distinctly related to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, it is by no means a recent invention...read more
By Barbel Czennia (editor)

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9780404648701 | Ams Pr Inc, January 31, 2013, cover price $121.50 | About this edition: Considerable attention in our own time is devoted to the cult of celebrity: to celebrating people who attain great fame and the cultural events and paraphernalia that surround them.

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Product Description: The long period of "enlightenment" that extended from the rise of organised science to the emergence of Gilbert and Sullivan operas lauded reason and commended reflection but depended on sensation. A remarkably broad range of intellectual and cultural activity, whether the critical philosophy of John Locke or the rapturous poetry of John Keats, genuflected to the tame abstraction "experience" but gave full credit to raw sense for the sustaining of art, writing, and thought...read more

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9780404648664 | Ams Pr Inc, December 31, 2012, cover price $87.50 | About this edition: The long period of "enlightenment" that extended from the rise of organised science to the emergence of Gilbert and Sullivan operas lauded reason and commended reflection but depended on sensation.

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9780404648626, titled "The English Enlightenment Reads Ovid: Dryden and Jacob Tonson's 1717 Metamorphoses" | Ams Pr Inc, September 30, 2012, cover price $82.50

Product Description: The two volumes of Defoe's The Family Instructor (1715, 1718), edited by Irving N. Rothman, constitute the latest additions to the Stoke Newington Edition of the Writings of Daniel Defoe. Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, these volumes of The Family Instructor almost rivalled Robinson Crusoe in their popularity...read more

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9780404648633 | Ams Pr Inc, September 30, 2012, cover price $375.00 | About this edition: The two volumes of Defoe's The Family Instructor (1715, 1718), edited by Irving N.

Hardcover:

9781403994820 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 18, 2006, cover price $140.00

Paperback:

9780230249080 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 15, 2010, cover price $38.00

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Product Description: Charlotte Charke, the estranged daughter of British poet laureate Colley Cibber, was an 18th century actress, playwright, novelist and noted transvestite. In this scandalous memoir, Charke recounts her extraordinary double life as "Charles Brown," her career on stage in "breeches roles," and her misadventures as a doctor, shopkeeper, sausage merchant, valet, groom, puppeteer, pastry cook, and tavern owner...read more

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9781851962679 | Pickering & Chatto Ltd, January 1, 2000, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: In this picaresque novel, Charlotte Clarke recalls her life as an actress, and in particular, the difficulties facing a woman trying to make her way in a man's world.

Paperback:

9781449557300 | Createspace Independent Pub, October 16, 2009, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Charlotte Charke, the estranged daughter of British poet laureate Colley Cibber, was an 18th century actress, playwright, novelist and noted transvestite.

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Product Description: As readers of medieval and Renaissance literature know, etymologists associate "adventure" with chance: with that which happens surprisingly - "at" a "venture" - through an unexpected confluence of unpredictable events. Reading the whole history of the word, however, reveals that the long eighteenth century presided over the modernization of the term and its underlying idea...read more
By Kevin L. Cope (editor), Alexander Pettit (editor) and Serge Soupel (editor)

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9780404648589 | Ams Pr Inc, September 1, 2009, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: As readers of medieval and Renaissance literature know, etymologists associate "adventure" with chance: with that which happens surprisingly - "at" a "venture" - through an unexpected confluence of unpredictable events.

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Product Description: This anthology of primarily non-fiction works by British women (1702-1870) introduces readers to a range of lesser-known texts and examines thei authors'’ scholarly ambitions and often groundbreaking achievements.Despite their lack of civil and political rights and in the absence of formal academic training, each of the writers profiled in this unique collection was anxious to establish herself as a serious contributor to what were regarded as male intellectual traditions...read more
By Felicia Gordon (editor) and Gina Luria Walker (editor)

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9781551116433 | Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education, April 15, 2008, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: This anthology of primarily non-fiction works by British women (1702-1870) introduces readers to a range of lesser-known texts and examines thei authors'’ scholarly ambitions and often groundbreaking achievements.

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Product Description: This is the first book to cover the whole range of epistolary verse in the period, including the discursive type favoured by Pope and the familiar and dramatic epistles. It advances a new model for defining the form, demonstrates the form's importance in the period, and pays attention to non-canonical epistles by women and labouring-class writers...read more

Hardcover:

9781403941701, titled "The Eighteenth-Century British Verse Epistle" | Palgrave Macmillan, December 10, 2007, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: This is the first book to cover the whole range of epistolary verse in the period, including the discursive type favoured by Pope and the familiar and dramatic epistles.

By O. M. Brack (editor)

Hardcover:

9780404635244 | Ams Pr Inc, November 30, 2010, cover price $125.00

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Product Description: This book offers the first thoroughgoing literary analysis of William Cobbett as a writer. Leonora Nattrass explores the nature and effect of Cobbett's rhetorical strategies, through close examination of a broad selection of his polemical writings from his early American journalism onward...read more

Hardcover:

9780521460361 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 1, 1995, cover price $134.99 | About this edition: This book offers the first thoroughgoing literary analysis of William Cobbett as a writer.

Paperback:

9780521033428 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 12, 2007, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: This book offers the first thoroughgoing literary analysis of William Cobbett as a writer.

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Product Description: William Walker's analysis of John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding offers a challenging and provocative assessment of Locke's importance as a thinker, bridging the gap between philosophical and literary-critical discussion of his work...read more

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9780521451055 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 1, 1994, cover price $144.99 | About this edition: William Walker's analysis of John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding offers a challenging and provocative assessment of Locke's importance as a thinker, bridging the gap between philosophical and literary-critical discussion of his work.

Paperback:

9780521024747 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, March 16, 2006), cover price $54.99 | About this edition: William Walker's analysis of John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding offers a challenging and provocative assessment of Locke's importance as a thinker, bridging the gap between philosophical and literary-critical discussion of his work.

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Product Description: A selection of Swift's Irish pamphlets, illustrating the full range of his interests and commitments. Also included is a special appendix which lists all his prose writing on Ireland.

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9780389209317, titled "Swift's Irish Pamphlets: An Introductory Selection" | Barnes & Noble Imports, June 1, 1990, cover price $50.50 | also contains DK Eyewitness Travel Cruise Guide to Europe & the Mediterranean | About this edition: A selection of Swift's Irish pamphlets, illustrating the full range of his interests and commitments.

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9780861403288, titled "Swift's Irish Pamphlets: An Introductory Selection" | Colin Smythe Ltd, December 15, 2005, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A selection of Swift's Irish pamphlets, illustrating the full range of his interests and commitments.

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