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Edgar Johnson • 69 Items / 10 Books, 8 Articles, 51 Reviews
Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph (1953)
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    A Labor of Scholarship and Love (Review)
    Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph, by Edgar Johnson
    1. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    Commonweal, January 16, 1953, p. 383
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    Recalled to Life (Review)
    or, Charles Dickens at the Bar
    1. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    The Reporter, March 3, 1953, pp. 35-39
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    Awaiting Definition (Review)
    Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph, by Edgar Johnson
    1. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    The New Republic, January 26, 1953, p. 20
  4. Books Considered
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    Vietnam as Fable (Review)
    Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph, by Edgar Johnson
    1. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    The New Republic, March 25, 1978, pp. 24-25
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    Superman & the Blacking Works (3 Reviews)
    Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph, by Edgar Johnson
    1. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    2. Dickens and Ellen Ternan by Ada B. Nisbet
    3. The Heart of Charles Dickens by Edgar Johnson and Charles Dickens
    The Saturday Review, January 10, 1953, p. 10
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    Books in Brief (5 Reviews)
    Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph, by Edgar Johnson
    1. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    2. The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman by J.P. Donleavy
    3. Bliss by Elizabeth Gundy
    4. An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
    5. Dispatches by Michael Herr
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1977, pp. 107-109
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    Who Was Charles Dickens? (6 Reviews)
    Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph, by Edgar Johnson
    1. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    2. Dickens and Women by Michael Slater
    3. Dickens: A Biography by Fred Kaplan
    4. Dickens by Peter Ackroyd
    5. The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin
    6. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster
    The New York Review of Books, June 10, 2010, pp. 46-48
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (7 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    2. Dickens and Ellen Ternan by Ada B. Nisbet
    3. Michelangelo: His Life and His Era by Giovanni Papini
    4. Annapurna by Maurice Herzog
    5. The Shipwrecked by Graham Greene
    6. Venusberg by Anthony Powell
    7. Agents and Patients by Anthony Powell
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1953, pp. 80-81
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    Duty & Desire (7 Reviews)
    A View of Victorian Literature, by Geoffrey Tillotson
    1. A View of Victorian Literature by Geoffrey Tillotson
    2. Tennyson: Poet and Prophet by Philip Henderson
    3. Tennyson's Style by W. David Shaw
    4. Aurora Leigh, and Other Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    5. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    6. Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 4: 1844-6 by Kathleen Tillotson and Charles Dickens
    7. Guardians and Angels by David Grylls
    Encounter, July 1978, pp. 73-79
  10. Books and the Arts
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    English Lives and American Scholars (10 Reviews)
    Young Sam Johnson, by James L. Clifford
    1. Young Sam Johnson by James L. Clifford
    2. Henry James, Vol. I by Leon Edel
    3. Life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Robert Halsband
    4. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    5. Byron: A Biography by Leslie A. Marchand
    6. D.H. Lawrence: A Composite Biography by Edward Nehls
    7. Thackeray: The Uses of Adversity, 1811-1846 by Gordon N. Ray
    8. Thackeray: The Age of Wisdom, 1847-1863 by Gordon N. Ray
    9. Ruskin's Scottish Heritage by Helen Gill Viljoen
    10. Shelley by Newman Ivey White
    The Nation, January 24, 1959, p. 73
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    New Books (10 Reviews)
    People, Puppets, and Poetry
    1. The Shipwrecked by Graham Greene
    2. The Sojourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
    3. The Second Happiest Day by John Phillips
    4. Shakespeare and the Rival Traditions by Alfred Harbage
    5. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    6. Dickens and Ellen Ternan by Ada B. Nisbet
    7. The Heart of Charles Dickens by Edgar Johnson and Charles Dickens
    8. Always the Young Strangers by Carl Sandburg
    9. Pioneer's Progress: An Autobiography by Alvin Saunders Johnson
    10. A Little Treasury of World Poetry by Hubert Creekmore
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1953, pp. 100-106
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    Brief Comments (19 Reviews)
    Nineteen outstanding books of the previous quarter
    1. My Host the World by George Santayana
    2. Education and Liberty by James Bryant Conant
    3. Always the Young Strangers by Carl Sandburg
    4. The World and the West by Arnold J. Toynbee
    5. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln by Roy P. Basler, Mario Dolores Pratt, and Lloyd A. Dunlap, ...
    6. The Letters of Samuel Johnson by R.W. Chapman and Samuel Johnson
    7. The Writer in America by Van Wyck Brooks
    8. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph by Edgar Johnson
    9. The Man Whistler by Hesketh Pearson
    10. Prince of Players: Edwin Booth by Eleanor Ruggles
    11. The Mormon Village by Lowry Nelson
    12. The Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas
    13. The Wonderful World of Insects by Albro Gaul
    14. Possums by Carl Hartman
    15. Spring Birth, and Other Poems by Mark Van Doren
    16. Willa Cather: A Critical Biography by E.K. Brown and Leon Edel
    17. A Good Man by Jefferson Young
    18. The Plantation by Ovid Williams Pierce
    19. The Stones of the House by Theodore Morrison
    The American Scholar, Summer 1953, pp. 378-381