This original and imaginative portrait of Dr. Johnson - the man and the writer - gets behind his public face and uncovers the human struggle out of which Johnson's moral view of life emerged. The author presents a challenging reading of the Rambler essays and Rasselas, unveiling the presence in these works of Johnson's inner life. Convincing and persuasive, it is an approach which flies in the face of established critical fashions and preconceptions and which reveals Johnson in a completely new light.
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Gilt titles spine; Dust Jacket un-clipped; ncludes index & end notes.
Author Davis, Phillip
Binding Hardcover (Original Black Cloth)
Publisher Athlone Press; London
Condition Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket