Kevin Hart strains the tremendous literary legacy and popularity of Samuel Johnson. via precise analyses of the biographers and critics who conscientiously crafted and preserved Johnson's existence for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of "The Age of Johnson." Hart argues that James Boswell became his good friend right into a monument, a section of public estate. via refined analyses of copyright, forgery and history in eighteenth-century lifestyles Kevin Hart demonstrates how Johnson got here to occupy a spot on the center of the English literary canon.
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