By James Boswell
In Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, one of many towering figures of English literature is printed with unprecedented immediacy and originality, in a biography to which we owe a lot of our wisdom of the guy himself. via a sequence of richly distinct anecdotes, Johnson emerges as a sociable determine, vigorously enticing and fencing with nice contemporaries resembling Garrick, Goldsmith, Burney and Burke, and naturally with Boswell himself. but anxieties and obsessions additionally darkened Johnson's inner most hours, and Boswell's attentiveness to each side of Johnson's personality makes this biography as relocating because it is unique.
during this fullyyt new and unabridged version, David Womersley's advent examines the explanations at the back of Boswell's paintings, and the variations among the 2 males that drew them to one another. It additionally comprises chronologies of Boswell and Johnson, appendices and complete indexes, together with biographical details.
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