Words, Books, Images, and the Long Eighteenth Century

Essays for Allen Reddick

ORCID logoAntoinina Bevan Zlatar | University of Zurich
ORCID logoMark Ittensohn | University of Zurich
Enit Karafili Steiner | University of Lausanne
Olga Timofeeva | University of Zurich
ISBN 9789027210630 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027258441 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The essays collected in this volume engage in a conversation among lexicography, the culture of the book, and the canonization and commemoration of English literary figures and their works in the long eighteenth century. The source of inspiration for each piece is Allen Reddick’s scholarship on Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), the great English lexicographer whose Dictionary (1755) included thousands upon thousands of illustrative quotations from the “best” authors, and, more recently, on Thomas Hollis (1720-1774), the much less well-known bibliophile who sent gifts of books by a pantheon of Whig authors to individuals and libraries in Britain, Protestant bastions in continental Europe, and America. Between the covers of Words, Books, Images readers will encounter canonical English authors of prose and poetry—Bacon, Milton, Defoe, Dryden, Pope, Richardson, Swift, Byron, Mary Shelley, and Edward Lear. But they will also become acquainted with the agents of their canonization and commemoration—the printers and publishers of Grub Street, the biographer John Aubrey, the lexicographer and biographer Johnson, the bibliophile Hollis, and the portrait painter Reynolds. No less crucially, they will meet fellow readers of then and now—women and men who peruse, poach, snip, and savour a book’s every word and image.
[FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 16] 2021.  xv, 252 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

Main BIC Subject

DSBD: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800

Main BISAC Subject

LIT006000: LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021033776 | Marc record