Penguin Classics: The Life of Samuel Johnson

By: James Boswell

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ISBN
9780140431162
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
384
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Poet, lexicographer, critic, moralist and Great Cham, Dr Johnson had in his friend Boswell the ideal biographer.Notoriously and self-confessedly intemperate, Boswell shared with Johnson a huge appetite for life and threw equal energy into recording its every aspect in minute but telling detail. This irrepressible Scotsman was 'always studying human nature and making experiments', and the marvellously vivacious Journals he wrote daily furnished him with first-rate material when he came to write his biography.The result is a masterpiece that brims over with wit, anecdote and originality. Hailed by Macaulay as the best biography ever written and by Carlyle as a book 'beyond any other product of the eighteenth century', The Life of Samuel Johnson today continues to enjoy its status as a classic of the language.
ISBN:
9780140431162
Publication Date:
01 / 10 / 1979
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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