Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

A history of the commentary on selected writings of Samuel Johnson

£2.99

Product description

The works of Samuel Johnson, whom many consider the father of English criticism, are themselves the object of thousands of pages of critical commentary and analysis. Edward Tomarken's study traces and analyses the past two and a half centuries of commentary on selected Johnsonian works: The early biographies and the life of Savage (1744); The nondramatic poems, particularly 'London' (1738) and 'The Vanity of Human Wishes' (1749); His play Irene (1749); The periodical essays, particularly in the Rambler (1750-52); Rasselas (1759); Shakespearean criticism (1765); The Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775); and The Lives of the Poets(1779-81).

Item details

Author(s):
Tomarken, Edward
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1879751941
ISBN-13:
9781879751941
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Camden House

Standard UK Delivery £3.95 per order

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

The works of Samuel Johnson, whom many consider the father of English criticism, are themselves the object of thousands of pages of critical commentary and analysis. Edward Tomarken's study traces and analyses the past two and a half centuries of commentary on selected Johnsonian works: The early biographies and the life of Savage (1744); The nondramatic poems, particularly 'London' (1738) and 'The Vanity of Human Wishes' (1749); His play Irene (1749); The periodical essays, particularly in the Rambler (1750-52); Rasselas (1759); Shakespearean criticism (1765); The Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775); and The Lives of the Poets(1779-81).

Author(s):
Tomarken, Edward
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1879751941
ISBN-13:
9781879751941
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Camden House

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £6.50

Outside Europe: £11.50

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Raeburn Place

The Oxfam Book Shop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh has long been a city favourite, with an excellent range of quality second hand titles and also a team of enthusiasts who love and understand books. Please don't hesitate to contact us on 0131 332 9632 or oxfamf5817@oxfam.org.uk and let us help you find that elusive book.

View Shop