Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 / Edition 2

Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 / Edition 2

by James Boswell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300093012

ISBN-13: 9780300093018

Pub. Date: 05/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

In 1762 James Boswell, then twenty-two years old, left Edinburgh for London. The famous Journal he kept during the next nine months is an intimate account of his encounters with the high-life and the low-life in London. Frank and confessional as a personal portrait of the young Boswell, the Journal is also revealing as a vivid portrayal of life in eighteenth-century

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In 1762 James Boswell, then twenty-two years old, left Edinburgh for London. The famous Journal he kept during the next nine months is an intimate account of his encounters with the high-life and the low-life in London. Frank and confessional as a personal portrait of the young Boswell, the Journal is also revealing as a vivid portrayal of life in eighteenth-century London. This new edition includes an introduction by Peter Ackroyd, which discusses Boswell's life and achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093018
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/10/2004
Series:
Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Prefacexvii
Introduction1
Text of Boswell's London Journal 1762-176339
Appendix I335
Appendix II337
Index343

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