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One of the most renowned authors of the eighteenth century, Samuel Johnson became a symbol of English national identity in the century following his death in 1784. Nicholas Hudson examines his contribution to the creation of the modern English identity, focusing on his attitudes towards class, feminism, party politics, the public sphere, nationalism, and imperialism. This new view of Johnson reflects the nature of English nationhood.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 Homes and haunts England, Nationalism England History 18th century, National characteristics, English, in literature, Authors, English 18th century Biography, England Civilization 18th century, England In literature