Selected Essays of Samuel Johnson


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This is a volume of selected essays by "the great master of reason" Samuel Johnson. The most famous exerpts from The Rambler, The Adventurer and The Idler are included, covering a vast range of topics. - Summary by Carolin (13 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Bibliographical Introduction, part 1 38:22 Read by Barbara Baker
Biographical Introduction, part 2 35:50 Read by Barbara Baker
The Necessity and Danger of Looking into Futurity. Writers Naturally Sanguine. … 16:23 Read by Barbara Baker
An Allegory on Criticism 12:14 Read by Barbara Baker
The Modern Form of Romances Preferable to the Ancient. The Necessity of Charact… 15:06 Read by Barbara Baker
The Folly of Anger. The Misery of a Peevish Old Age 15:05 Read by Barbara Baker
The Difference Between an Author's Writings and his Conversation 14:46 Read by Barbara Baker
The Dangers and Miseries of Literary Eminence 14:00 Read by Barbara Baker
The Anxieties of Literature not Less than Those of Publick Stations. The Inequa… 13:27 Read by Barbara Baker
An Allegory on Wit and Learning 12:25 Read by Barbara Baker
The Contrariety of Criticism. The Vanity of Objection. An Author Obliged to Dep… 9:36 Read by Bill Boerst
The Various Arts of Self-Delusion 14:11 Read by Availle
The Difficulty of Giving Advice Without Offending 12:25 Read by Availle
The Proper Means of Regulating Sorrow 11:55 Read by Bill Boerst
A Virtuous Old Age Always Reverenced 10:10 Read by Bill Boerst
The Desire of Wealth Moderated by Philosophy 9:28 Read by Bill Boerst
The Dignity and Usefulness of Biography 12:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Inconstancy Always a Weakness 11:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Requisites to True Friendship 11:48 Read by Availle
The Garden of Hope - A Dream 8:50 Read by Denise Nordell
Every Man Chiefly Happy or Miserable at Home. The Opinions of Servants not to b… 9:37 Read by Jesse Zuba
The Necessity of Good Humor 10:56 Read by Availle
The Learned Seldom Despised but when they Deserve Contempt 13:05 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Reasons Why Advice is Generally Ineffectual 11:35 Read by Availle
The Luxury of Vain Imagination 11:21 Read by Roohi
The Voyage of Life 12:00 Read by Roohi
Life Sufficient to All Purposes if well Employed 12:05 Read by Barbara Baker
The Advantages of Living in a Garret 16:24 Read by Barbara Baker
Diligence too Soon Relaxed. Necessity of Perseverance 11:50 Read by Barbara Baker
The Necessity of Literary Courage 11:46 Read by Barbara Baker
The Criterions of Plagiarism 16:01 Read by Barbara Baker
The Usefulness of Advice. The Danger of Habits. The Necessity of Reviewing Life 13:28 Read by Availle
The Revelations of a Garret 10:18 Read by Bill Boerst
Labour Necessary to Excellence 10:11 Read by Bill Boerst
Directions to Authors Attacked by Criticks. The Various Degrees of Critical Per… 8:27 Read by Jesse Zuba
Many Advantages not to be Enjoyed Together 9:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Prohibition of Revenge Justifiable by Reason. The Meanness of Regulating ou… 12:48 Read by Pamela Nagami
Human Opinions Suitable. The Hopes of Youth Fallacious 8:24 Read by Jesse Zuba
The Importance of Punctuality 10:33 Read by Availle
The Art of Living at the Cost of Others 9:24 Read by Jesse Zuba
The Folly of Continuing too Long upon the Stage 10:11 Read by Jesse Zuba
The Character of a Liar 11:14 Read by Jesse Zuba
The Faults of Books Sometimes Imputable to the Reader 13:19 Read by Pamela Nagami
To Read, Write, and Conserve in Due Proportions the Business of a Man of Letters 15:14 Read by Barbara Baker
Unjust Charges of Plagiarism 11:43 Read by Pamela Nagami
Mercator Complains that he can Find no Happiness in Rural Life 12:01 Read by Michele Fry
That kind of Life most Happy which Affords us most Opportunities of Gaining our… 13:41 Read by Barbara Baker
Our Present State one of Danger and Infelicity 10:59 Read by J. McDougall
On the Duty of Self-Examination 13:27 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Happiness and Vexation of Authors 10:12 Read by Jesse Zuba
The Idler's Character 8:56 Read by Anders V Lankford
Invitation to Correspondents 7:01 Read by Anders V Lankford
Robbery of Time 6:10 Read by Anders V Lankford
Uncertainty of Friendship 7:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Corruptions of News-Writers 7:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Disguises of Idleness. Sober's Character 8:32 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Terrifick Diction 10:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
On the Death of a Friend 8:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Monitions on the Flight of Time 5:56 Read by Philippa
Deborah Ginger's Account of City Wits 7:37 Read by Philippa
Minim the Critick I. 9:37 Read by Jesse Zuba
Minim the Critick II. 6:56 Read by Jesse Zuba
Dick Shifter's Rural Excursion 8:57 Read by Anders V Lankford
Steady, Snug, Startle, Solid, and Misty 8:10 Read by Anders V Lankford
Biography, How Best Performed 6:45 Read by Anders V Lankford
Books Multiplied by Useless Compilations 5:30 Read by Roohi
What Have Ye Done? 5:24 Read by Roohi
Omar's Plan of Life 7:18 Read by Roohi
The Itch of Writing Universal 13:13 Read by Barbara Baker

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