The Life of Johnson, Vol. 0000   -     By: James Boswell, Claude Rawson
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The Life of Johnson, Vol. 0000

Random House / 1993 / Hardcover

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James Boswell, a contemporary of Samuel Johnson, tells the biography of his close friend. Included in this book is a chronology of Johnson's life as well as an index.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 8.29 X 5.40 X 2.27 (inches)
ISBN: 0679417176
ISBN-13: 9780679417170

Publisher's Description

The most celebrated English biography is a group portrait in which extraordinary man paints the picture of a dozen more. At the centre of a brilliant circle which included Burke, Reynolds, Garrick, Fanny Burney and even George III, Boswell captures the powerful, troubled and witty figure of Samuel Johnson, who towers above them all. Yet this is also an intimate picture of domestic life, which mingles the greatest talkers of a talkative age with the hero's humbler friends in a picture which is, before all things, humane.

As a young man about London, James Boswell was obsessed by literature, and, on a fateful day in 1763, he attached himself with unswerving tenacity to the dominant literary figure of his age—the splendidly rotund, articulate, and humane Dr Samuel Johnson. What followed was the most famous of friendships between writers and the bais for the remarkable documentation contained in Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, the greatest and most compelling of all biographies.

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James Boswell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1740. He attended the University of Glasgow and is now considered one of the greatest biographers in the history of Western literature. He died in 1795.

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