The A-z Of Dr Johnson - Johnson's Miscellany

Episodes

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AR01*20090908

Series of readings featuring extracts from Samuel Johnson's major works, read by Michael Pennington and introduced by Johnson's biographer and Professor of English at King's College, London, David Nokes.

Johnson's early biography, The Life of Richard Savage, and his best-known work, A Dictionary of the English Language.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Featuring Samuel Johnson's best-known work, A Dictionary of the English Language.

AR0220090915
AR02*20090909

Series of readings featuring extracts from Samuel Johnson's major works, read by Michael Pennington and introduced by Johnson's biographer and Professor of English at King's College, London, David Nokes.

Two contrasting essays from The Idler series, published weekly in the Universal Chronicle.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

AR03 LAST*20090910

Johnson's Preface to The Plays of William Shakespeare and one of his final pieces of biography and literary criticism, examining the life and work of the poet Alexander Pope.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.