Life of Samuel Johnson

ISBN-10: 0140436626
ISBN-13: 9780140436624
Authors: James Boswell, David P. Womersley, David Womersley, David P. Womersley, David P. Womersley
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Preserving the integrity of the 1799 edition, this new edition of Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson provides a unique perspective on one of England's truly great literary figures.

Author bio:

James Boswell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1740 of an old and honored family. As a young man, Boswell was ambitious to have a literary career but reluctantly obeying the wishes of his father, a Scottish Judge, he followed a career in the law. He was admitted to the Scottish bar in 1766. However, his legal practice did not prevent him from writing a series of periodical essays, The Hypochondriac (1777-83), and his Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides (1785), was an account of the journey to the outer islands of Scotland undertaken with Samuel Johnson in 1773. In addition, Boswell wrote the impulsively frank Journals, private papers lost to history until they were discovered by modern…    


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Number of pages: 1312 Dimensions: 5.31" wide x 8.46" long x 2.20" tall Weight: 2.486 lbs. Language: English