The Life of Johnson (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)by James Boswell, Graham Nicholls (Introduction)
James Boswell's Life of Johnson has ensured that Samuel Johnson remains one of the most intriguing and loved of English literary figures. In it, we not only follow Johnson's rise to literary preeminence and his development of the Dictionary, but because the author and biographer were friends we get to relish conversations, jokes, and opinions. We learn the rough edges of Johnson's personality and gain insider insight into his complexities.
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