An exhilarating book about James Boswell - the father of modern biography. The man who, most of all, wanted to be like his "mental physician" Samuel Johnson.
This entertaining and provocative book uniquely concentrates on the eight years after Johnson's death, during which Boswell, through all his trials and sorrows, remained dedicated to the task of depicting his friend "more completely than any man who has ever yet lived".
Sisman writes brilliantly and thoroughly, about troubling biographical issues of intrusiveness, discretion, authenticity and biographical "truth".
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 11 / 2001
- 129 x 198mm