J. C. D. CLARK
Title: Samuel Johnson: Literature, Religion and English Cultural Politics from the Restoration to Romanticism
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cambridge University Press November 1994
0521478855 / 9780521478854
Seller ID: 20080307136033
This book offers an analysis of the life and thought of Samuel Johnson from a historian's viewpoint, which reverses the orthodoxy that has dominated the subject for over thirty years. J.C.D. Clark presents here a Johnson strikingly different from the apolitical, pragmatic and eccentric figure who emerges from the pages of most students of English literature. Johnson's commitments and conflicts in religion and politics are reconstructed; his role in the literary dynamics of his age is revealed against a new context for English cultural politics between the Restoration and the age of Romanticism.