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Boswell's Life of Johnson
     

Boswell's Life of Johnson

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by James Boswell
 

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Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the

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Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single biographical work in the whole of literature," James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

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BN ID:
2940018178248
Publisher:
Westminster : A. Constable and co.
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
554 KB

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Scottish biographer James Boswell (1740 - 1795), was born in Edinburgh and is best known for his book about English literary figure Samuel Johnson. Harold Bloom, a Johnsonian critic, has declared it the greatest biography in the English language.
He was so widely know n that Boswell's surname is now a term in the English language - Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism - as a term for a constant observer, particularly a companion who records observations in print.

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