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Loving Dr. Johnson
The autopsy of Samuel Johnson (1709-84) initiated two centuries of Johnsonian anatomy-both in medical speculation about his famously unruly body and in literary devotion to his anecdotal remains. Even today, Johnson is an enduring symbol of individuality, authority, masculinity, and Englishness, ultimately lending a style and a name—the Age of Johnson—to the eighteenth-cen ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1980)
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