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Kevin Hart lines the huge literary legacy and recognition of Samuel Johnson. via special analyses of the biographers and critics who conscientiously crafted and preserved Johnson's existence for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of "The Age of Johnson." Hart argues that James Boswell grew to become his good friend right into a monument, a section of public estate. via refined analyses of copyright, forgery and history in eighteenth-century lifestyles Kevin Hart demonstrates how Johnson got here to occupy a spot on the middle of the English literary canon.

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