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The Age of Johnson (1750–1798) * Named after Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), the most famous writer of his generation * Bridges the span between the Enlightenment and the Romantic Age. * During this time some writers began to move away from the ideals of Neoclassicism toward the freer, more emotional, more natural style of the Romantics. * Johnson is most renowned for his Dictionary of the English Language.
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Unformatted text preview: * Published after 9 years of work in 1755, this was the first authoritative, definitive dictionary of English, containing over 40,000 words and 114,000 quotations. * In May of 1763, he met James Boswell (1740–1795), whose Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D ., presented the actions and opinions of the great man. Boswell’s book is considered the first great modern English biography....
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