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James Boswell's Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 3: 1776-1780
     

James Boswell's Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 3: 1776-1780

by James Boswell, Thomas F. Bonnell (Editor)
 

The original manuscript of James Boswell's Life of Johnson—a composite of his basic draft and innumerable revisions—served as printer's copy, despite its maze-like appearance. This volume, third of a projected four, offers a genetic transcription, forming an edition designed to make this complex document accessible for the first time.

Overview

The original manuscript of James Boswell's Life of Johnson—a composite of his basic draft and innumerable revisions—served as printer's copy, despite its maze-like appearance. This volume, third of a projected four, offers a genetic transcription, forming an edition designed to make this complex document accessible for the first time. Supplemented by textual and explanatory notes, the transcription enables readers to trace changes Boswell made in the process of composition and printing, restores lost and deleted material, and corrects a range of previously undetected errors and misreadings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300182927
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Series:
Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 4.30(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas F. Bonnell, professor of English at St. Mary's College, Indiana, is the author of The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765–1810.

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