Boswell's Life of Johnson
By James Boswell
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.
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About the Author
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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