The life of Samuel Johnson
In Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson", one of the towering figures of English literature is revealed with unparalleled immediacy and originality. While Johnson's Dictionary remains a monument of scholarship, and his essays and criticism command continuing respect, we owe our knowledge of the man himself to this biography. Through a series of wonderfully detailed anecdotes, Johnson emerges as a sociable figure with a huge appetite for life, crossing swords with other great eighteenth-century luminaries, from Garrick and Goldsmith to Burney and Burke - even his long-suffering friend and disciple James Boswell.Yet Johnson had a vulnerable, even tragic, side and anxieties and obsessions haunted his private hours. Boswell's sensitivity and insight into every facet of his subject's character ultimately make this biography as moving as it is entertaining. Based on the 1799 edition, Christopher Hibbert's abridgement preserves the integrity of the original, while his fascinating introduction sets Boswell's view of Samuel Johnson against that of others of the time.
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Evans, Bergen, 1904-1978.
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Modern library of the world's best books
Everyman's library|no. 101
Modern library of the world's best books|282
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography
Critics -- Great Britain -- Biography
Intellectuals -- Great Britain -- Biography
Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784
Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography
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The Life of Samuel Johnson [electronic resource] Boswell, James.
The life of Samuel Johnson / James Boswell ; with an introduction by Claude Rawson
The life of Samuel Johnson [electronic resource] / James Boswell
The life of Samuel Johnson [electronic resource] Boswell, James, 1740-1795.
The life of Samuel Johnson; [electronic resource] Boswell, James, 1740-1795.
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