Robert DeMaria, Jr., is the Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English at Vassar College. Stephen Fix is the Robert G. Scott '68 Professor of English at Williams College. Howard D. Weinbrot is the Ricardo Quintana Professor emeritus of English and William Freeman Vilas Research Professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A crowning achievement, reflecting an actual improvement on many of the volumes in terms of scholarship, including currency of materials, accuracy, and skill in compression. -Pat Rogers, University of South Florida An essential and judicious selection of Johnson's writings compiled by three distinguished Johnson scholars that will enable readers to sample his compelling prose style and his probing and deeply original intellect. -John Richetti University of Pennsylvania Wisely selected, edited, and annotated, this volume presents the ideal collection for the 21st century of works by the 18th century's most inspiriting author. -John Sitter, University of Notre Dame, emeritus Ideal for the classroom and for people who can't imagine how to approach Johnson. The impossible selection of topics is boldly made: a myriad launch-pads for seriously enquiring thought. -Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta This selection from the recently-completed Yale Edition of the writings of the last great figure of the English Augustan tradition brings Johnson's finest works together in a single, masterfully-annotated volume. A triumph of scholarly editing for the general public. -Claude Rawson, Yale University