Samuel Johnson

This page is maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers – Newark, and was last updated on 26 July 2005. Suggestions and corrections are welcome.

Since I wrote my dissertation on Johnson, I edit The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual, I've published several books, both scholarly and popular, on Johnson, and I maintain other pages devoted to the eighteenth century, I offer this page as your place for one-stop-shopping for Johnson and his circle on the Internet. Suggestions are always welcome.


Beginners might start with my Guide to Samuel Johnson, which includes introductions to Johnson and his works and selected bibliographies on some of the major works. As always, I invite comments.

Electronic Texts

By Johnson

I used to maintain a list of texts by Johnson on the Web, but since I also catalogue all electronic texts from the eighteenth century as part of another site, I now refer readers to a full list of Johnson's texts available on-line.

By Others


Books on Johnson

A complete bibliography? — Get serious. These are just announcements of books about Johnson available on-line.

The Club

Search for "Johnson" in my experimental Eighteenth-Century Chronology (it will also turn up Esther and Joseph Johnson)

Quotations (from a 1901 edition of Bartlett's at Columbia)

Query Search Engines for "Samuel Johnson"