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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ISBN-13:
9781442940598
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant
Publication date:
07/16/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
784,438
File size:
602 KB

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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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