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Boswell, James 1740-1795

Overview
Works: 2,221 works in 7,535 publications in 5 languages and 119,684 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Fiction  Personal narratives  Maps 
Subject Headings: Authors, Scottish 
Roles: Author, Composer, Other, Editor, Correspondent, Illustrator, Honoree, Creator, Redactor, Translator
Classifications: PR3325, 828.6
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The life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

385 editions published between 1788 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the archive room in the basement of the library
Boswell on the grand tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764 by James Boswell( Book )

91 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in 3 languages and held by 3,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

213 editions published between 1791 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell's biography of the writer Samuel Johnson
Boswell's Life of Johnson, together with Boswell's Journal of a tour of the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales by James Boswell( Book )

353 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume I 1709-1776, Volume II 1776-1784. R.H. Roberts, Stuart Essay Prize, December 1928
Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D by James Boswell( Book )

69 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as one of the finest literary biographies ever published, this book reveals a man of outsized appetites and private vulnerabilities, and is the source of much of what we know about one of the towering figures of English literature
Journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL. D., 1773 by James Boswell( Book )

153 editions published between 1785 and 2004 in English and German and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reproduces the text of the third edition of 1786, the last edition corrected and revised by Boswell himself."
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell( Book )

114 editions published between 1791 and 1934 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Johnson & Boswell by Louis Kronenberger( Book )

16 editions published between 1947 and 1968 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes selections from: Johnson's critical essays, letters, poems; Boswell's Life of Johnson, Journal of a tour to the Hebrides, and Dialogue with Rousseau; Mrs. Thrale's Anecdotes of Johnson; Fanny Burney's Diary
The journal of a tour to Corsica; and memoirs of Pascal Paoli by James Boswell( Book )

62 editions published between 1768 and 2015 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first complete reprint of Boswell's book on Corsica since the eighteenth century is enhanced by comprehensive annotation, textual apparatus, and a critical introduction. Boswell designed his text in two parts: first, an Account of Corsica, which gives a historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural overview of the Corsican people, and second, the Journal of his tour to see the Corsican leader Pascal Paoli in 1765. This edition, unlike so many reprints of just the Journal, allows the reader to appreciate Boswell's original design. The young and adventuresome Boswell wanted to write a
Boswell in extremes, 1776-1778 by James Boswell( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell( Book )

28 editions published between 1936 and 1974 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eleven original essays by well-known eighteenth-century scholars, five of them editors of James Boswell's journal or letters, commemorate the bicentenary of Boswell's death on May 19, 1795. The volume illuminates both the life and the work of one of the important literary figures of the age and contributes significantly to the scholarship on this rich period. In the introduction Irma S. Lustig sets the tone for the volume. She reveals that the essays examining Boswell as "Citizen of the World" are deliberately paired with those that analyze his artistic skills, to emphasize that "Boswell's sophistication as a writer is inseparable from his cosmopolitanism."
Everybody's Boswell; being The life of Samuel Johnson abridged from James Boswell's complete text by James Boswell( Book )

28 editions published between 1930 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London journal, 1762-1763 by James Boswell( Book )

112 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intimate journal of Scottish author James Boswell, written at the age of 22 during his second visit to London, a time when he began to pursue his career as a writer, and in which he first met Samuel Johnson
The general correspondence of James Boswell by James Boswell( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell( Book )

68 editions published between 1785 and 1791 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorando, a Spanish tale by James Boswell( Book )

54 editions published between 1767 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorando, set in Spain, is a prose-narrative allegory of the great Scottish legal dispute about inheritance to the title and estates of the Duke of Douglas, which divided society high and low in the 1760s. Cf. McGowan, Ian, "Dorando, A Spanish Tale", The Literary Encyclopedia. 25 October 2002, accessed 13 May 2008
James Boswell's Life of Johnson : an edition of the original manuscript by James Boswell( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of James Boswell with James Bruce and Andrew Gibb : overseers of the Auchinleck Estate by James Boswell( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume documents the correspondence between James Boswell and James Bruce and Andrew Gibb, overseers of the Auchinleck Estate
Boswell in Holland, 1763-1764, including his correspondence with Belle de Zuylen (Zélide) by James Boswell( Book )

45 editions published between 1950 and 1956 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belle van Zuylen Isabelle de Charrière
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters
Alternative Names
Boswell.

Boswell, Jacob 1740-1795

Boswell, Jacques

Boswell, Jacques 1740-1795

Boswell, Jaime 1740-1795

Boswell, James

Boswell, James 1740-1795 the Elder

Boswell, James, I

Boswell, James the Elder 1740-1795

Boswell, Jaques

Bozzy 1740-1795

Iacobus Boswell

James Boswell

James Boswell angol író

James Boswell Brits auteur

James Boswell I

James Boswell schottischer Schriftsteller und Rechtsanwalt

James Boswell scrittore, giurista e aforista scozzese

James Boswell szkocki pamiętnikarz i biograf

Джеймс Босуэлл

Џејмс Босвел

ג'יימס בוזוול סופר בריטי

ജെയിംസ് ബോസ്‌വെൽ

ジェイムズ・ボズウェル

ボスウェル

ボズウェル, J.

ボズウェル, ジェームズ

ボズウェル, ヂェームズ

詹姆士·包斯威爾

Languages
English (2,168)

German (24)

French (9)

Spanish (2)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Life of JohnsonBoswell's Life of Johnson, together with Boswell's Journal of a tour of the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North WalesLife of Samuel Johnson, LL. DThe journal of a tour to Corsica; and memoirs of Pascal PaoliBoswell : citizen of the world, man of lettersLondon journal, 1762-1763The general correspondence of James BoswellJames Boswell's Life of Johnson : an edition of the original manuscriptThe correspondence of James Boswell with James Bruce and Andrew Gibb : overseers of the Auchinleck Estate