A Review of Doctor Johnson's New Edition of Shakespeare In which the ignorance, or inattention, of that editor is exposed, and the poet defended from the persecution of his commentators. William Kenrick.

A Review of Doctor Johnson's New Edition of Shakespeare In which the ignorance, or inattention, of that editor is exposed, and the poet defended from the persecution of his commentators

New York: AMS Press, 1974.

Reprint Ed. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #3562
ISBN: 0404036597

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise slight wear. Crisp copy. ; Facsimile reprint of 1765 edition. "Johnson adheres to the long-established dictum that literature should please in order to instruct, whereas for Kenrick such an illustration of morality is a subject for a moral philosopher, not a poet; strict adherence to the "narrow bounds" of poetic justice forces the poet to go against nature." - Jean I Marsden, The Re-Imagined Text. "A very illiberal and virulent attack. ... This critic edited the London Review, published poems, plays, and other writings, mostly contaminated by a style vituperative and malignant." - William Thomas Lowndes, The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, vol 3, p 1266.; Ex-Library; 133+2ad pages pages.

Price: $49.95

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