Boswell's Life of Johnson

Boswell's Life of Johnson

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by James Boswell
     
 

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A 22-year-old James Boswell met 54-year-old Samuel Johnson in a bookshop and the two began a lifelong friendship. Boswell, a lawyer, took copious notes during their time together and published his seminal work -- a biography that would influence the genre for centuries to come.

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791) was a popular and critical success when first

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A 22-year-old James Boswell met 54-year-old Samuel Johnson in a bookshop and the two began a lifelong friendship. Boswell, a lawyer, took copious notes during their time together and published his seminal work -- a biography that would influence the genre for centuries to come.

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791) was a popular and critical success when first published. and it delves into the life of the poet, essayist, critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460000017
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1978
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

Meet the Author

James Boswell (1740—1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author, best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson.

David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English at Oxford and the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

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