The Lives of the Poets : A Selection

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    • Abstract:
      'If a man is to write A Panegyrick, he may keep vices out of sight; but if he professes to write A Life, he must represent it really as it was.'In the last of his major writings, Samuel Johnson looked back over the previous two centuries of English Literature in order to describe the personalities as well as the achievements of the leading English poets. The major Lives - of Milton, Dryden, Swift, and Pope - are memorable cameos of the life of writing in which Johnson is as attentive to human frailty as to literary prowess. The shorter Lives preserve some of Johnson's most piercing, critical judgements. Unsentimental, opinionated, and quotable, The Lives of the Poets continues to influence the reputations of the writers concerned. It is one of the greatest works of English criticism, but also one of the most humanly diverting. This selection of the Lives of ten of the most important poets draws its text from Roger Lonsdale's authoritative complete edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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      9780199226740. 9780191622731. 9780191568169.
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      435942290
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      287596
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    • ABNT:
      JOHNSON, S.; MULLAN, J.; LONSDALE, R. H. The Lives of the Poets : A Selection. Oxford: OUP Oxford, 2009. ISBN 9780199226740. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=287596&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Acesso em: 26 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Johnson S, Mullan J, Lonsdale RH. The Lives of the Poets : A Selection. Oxford: OUP Oxford; 2009. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=287596&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed May 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Johnson, S., Mullan, J., & Lonsdale, R. H. (2009). The Lives of the Poets : A Selection. OUP Oxford.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Johnson, Samuel, John Mullan, and Roger H. Lonsdale. 2009. The Lives of the Poets : A Selection. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford: OUP Oxford. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=287596&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Johnson, S., Mullan, J. and Lonsdale, R. H. (2009) The Lives of the Poets : A Selection. Oxford: OUP Oxford (Oxford World’s Classics). Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=287596&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 26 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Johnson, S, Mullan, J & Lonsdale, RH 2009, The Lives of the Poets : A Selection, Oxford World’s Classics, OUP Oxford, Oxford, viewed 26 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Johnson, Samuel, et al. The Lives of the Poets : A Selection. OUP Oxford, 2009. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=287596&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Johnson, Samuel, John Mullan, and Roger H. Lonsdale. The Lives of the Poets : A Selection. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford: OUP Oxford, 2009. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=287596&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Johnson S, Mullan J, Lonsdale RH. The Lives of the Poets : A Selection [Internet]. Oxford: OUP Oxford; 2009 [cited 2020 May 26]. (Oxford World’s Classics). Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=287596&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886