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Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property

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Kevin Hart traces the vast literary legacy and reputation of Samuel Johnson. Through detailed analyses of the biographers, critics and epigones who carefully crafted and preserved Johnson's life for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of what came to be called 'The Age of Johnson'. Hart shows how late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain experienced the emergence and consolidation of a rich and diverse culture of property. In dedicating himself to Johnson's death, Hart argues, James Boswell turned his friend into a monument, a piece of public property. Through subtle analyses of copyright, forgery and heritage in eighteenth-century life, this study traces the emergence of competing forms of cultural property: a Hanoverian politics of property engages a Jacobite politics of land. Kevin Hart places Samuel Johnson within this rich cultural context, demonstrating how Johnson came to occupy a place at the heart of the English literary canon.
The unclipped dustjacket is in good condition, as is the hardback cover. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked.
Copyright/first published 1999.

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dustjacket, probably FE
Author(s):
Kevin Hart
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.7 x 23.5 x 1.8 cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521651824
ISBN-13:
9780521651820
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property

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Kevin Hart traces the vast literary legacy and reputation of Samuel Johnson. Through detailed analyses of the biographers, critics and epigones who carefully crafted and preserved Johnson's life for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of what came to be called 'The Age of Johnson'. Hart shows how late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain experienced the emergence and consolidation of a rich and diverse culture of property. In dedicating himself to Johnson's death, Hart argues, James Boswell turned his friend into a monument, a piece of public property. Through subtle analyses of copyright, forgery and heritage in eighteenth-century life, this study traces the emergence of competing forms of cultural property: a Hanoverian politics of property engages a Jacobite politics of land. Kevin Hart places Samuel Johnson within this rich cultural context, demonstrating how Johnson came to occupy a place at the heart of the English literary canon.
The unclipped dustjacket is in good condition, as is the hardback cover. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked.
Copyright/first published 1999.

Added value:
dustjacket, probably FE
Author(s):
Kevin Hart
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.7 x 23.5 x 1.8 cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521651824
ISBN-13:
9780521651820
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property

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