Selected Essays of Samuel Johnson

Samuel JOHNSON (1709 - 1784) and Stuart Johnson REID (1848 - 1927)

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

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Bibliographical Introduction, part 1 Barbara Baker
00:38:22
Play 02 Biographical Introduction, part 2 Barbara Baker
00:35:50
Play 03 The Necessity and Danger of Looking into Futurity. Writers Naturally Sanguine. Their Hopes Liable to Disappointment Barbara Baker
00:16:23
Play 04 An Allegory on Criticism Barbara Baker
00:12:14
Play 05 The Modern Form of Romances Preferable to the Ancient. The Necessity of Characters Morally Good Barbara Baker
00:15:06
Play 06 The Folly of Anger. The Misery of a Peevish Old Age Barbara Baker
00:15:05
Play 07 The Difference Between an Author's Writings and his Conversation Barbara Baker
00:14:46
Play 08 The Dangers and Miseries of Literary Eminence Barbara Baker
00:14:00
Play 09 The Anxieties of Literature not Less than Those of Publick Stations. The Inequality of Authors' Writings Barbara Baker
00:13:27
Play 10 An Allegory on Wit and Learning Barbara Baker
00:12:25
Play 11 The Contrariety of Criticism. The Vanity of Objection. An Author Obliged to Depend upon his own Judgment Bill Boerst
00:09:36
Play 12 The Various Arts of Self-Delusion Availle
00:14:11
Play 13 The Difficulty of Giving Advice Without Offending Availle
00:12:25
Play 14 The Proper Means of Regulating Sorrow Bill Boerst
00:11:55
Play 15 A Virtuous Old Age Always Reverenced Bill Boerst
00:10:10
Play 16 The Desire of Wealth Moderated by Philosophy Bill Boerst
00:09:28
Play 17 The Dignity and Usefulness of Biography Pamela Nagami
00:12:49
Play 18 Inconstancy Always a Weakness Pamela Nagami
00:11:49
Play 19 The Requisites to True Friendship Availle
00:11:48
Play 20 The Garden of Hope - A Dream Denise Nordell
00:08:50
Play 21 Every Man Chiefly Happy or Miserable at Home. The Opinions of Servants not to be Despised Jesse Zuba
00:09:37
Play 22 The Necessity of Good Humor Availle
00:10:56
Play 23 The Learned Seldom Despised but when they Deserve Contempt Pamela Nagami
00:13:05
Play 24 The Reasons Why Advice is Generally Ineffectual Availle
00:11:35
Play 25 The Luxury of Vain Imagination Roohi
00:11:21
Play 26 The Voyage of Life Roohi
00:12:00
Play 27 Life Sufficient to All Purposes if well Employed Barbara Baker
00:12:05
Play 28 The Advantages of Living in a Garret Barbara Baker
00:16:24
Play 29 Diligence too Soon Relaxed. Necessity of Perseverance Barbara Baker
00:11:50
Play 30 The Necessity of Literary Courage Barbara Baker
00:11:46
Play 31 The Criterions of Plagiarism Barbara Baker
00:16:01
Play 32 The Usefulness of Advice. The Danger of Habits. The Necessity of Reviewing Life Availle
00:13:28
Play 33 The Revelations of a Garret Bill Boerst
00:10:18
Play 34 Labour Necessary to Excellence Bill Boerst
00:10:11
Play 35 Directions to Authors Attacked by Criticks. The Various Degrees of Critical Perspicacity Jesse Zuba
00:08:27
Play 36 Many Advantages not to be Enjoyed Together Pamela Nagami
00:09:33
Play 37 The Prohibition of Revenge Justifiable by Reason. The Meanness of Regulating our Conduct by the Opinions of Men Pamela Nagami
00:12:48
Play 38 Human Opinions Suitable. The Hopes of Youth Fallacious Jesse Zuba
00:08:24
Play 39 The Importance of Punctuality Availle
00:10:33
Play 40 The Art of Living at the Cost of Others Jesse Zuba
00:09:24
Play 41 The Folly of Continuing too Long upon the Stage Jesse Zuba
00:10:11
Play 42 The Character of a Liar Jesse Zuba
00:11:14
Play 43 The Faults of Books Sometimes Imputable to the Reader Pamela Nagami
00:13:19
Play 44 To Read, Write, and Conserve in Due Proportions the Business of a Man of Letters Barbara Baker
00:15:14
Play 45 Unjust Charges of Plagiarism Pamela Nagami
00:11:43
Play 46 Mercator Complains that he can Find no Happiness in Rural Life Michele Fry
00:12:01
Play 47 That kind of Life most Happy which Affords us most Opportunities of Gaining our own Esteem Barbara Baker
00:13:41
Play 48 Our Present State one of Danger and Infelicity J. McDougall
00:10:59
Play 49 On the Duty of Self-Examination Pamela Nagami
00:13:27
Play 50 The Happiness and Vexation of Authors Jesse Zuba
00:10:12
Play 51 The Idler's Character Anders V Lankford
00:08:56
Play 52 Invitation to Correspondents Anders V Lankford
00:07:01
Play 53 Robbery of Time Anders V Lankford
00:06:10
Play 54 Uncertainty of Friendship Pamela Nagami
00:07:12
Play 55 Corruptions of News-Writers Pamela Nagami
00:07:25
Play 56 Disguises of Idleness. Sober's Character Pamela Nagami
00:08:32
Play 57 The Terrifick Diction Pamela Nagami
00:10:01
Play 58 On the Death of a Friend Pamela Nagami
00:08:33
Play 59 Monitions on the Flight of Time Philippa
00:05:56
Play 60 Deborah Ginger's Account of City Wits Philippa
00:07:37
Play 61 Minim the Critick I. Jesse Zuba
00:09:37
Play 62 Minim the Critick II. Jesse Zuba
00:06:56
Play 63 Dick Shifter's Rural Excursion Anders V Lankford
00:08:57
Play 64 Steady, Snug, Startle, Solid, and Misty Anders V Lankford
00:08:10
Play 65 Biography, How Best Performed Anders V Lankford
00:06:45
Play 66 Books Multiplied by Useless Compilations Roohi
00:05:30
Play 67 What Have Ye Done? Roohi
00:05:24
Play 68 Omar's Plan of Life Roohi
00:07:18
Play 69 The Itch of Writing Universal Barbara Baker
00:13:13