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Boswell's presumptuous task : the making of the life of Dr. Johnson

Author: Adam Sisman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Follows James Boswell's seven-year struggle to chronicle the life of his friend and mentor, Dr. Samuel Johnson, and examines his efforts to become well-respected in the literary community despite his reputation as a drunk and a lecher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: James Boswell; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Sisman
ISBN: 0374115613 9780374115616
OCLC Number: 45556161
Notes: Originally published: London : Penguin, 2000.
Description: xxii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Life lived --
Immaturity --
Forwardness --
Subordination --
Part Two: Life written --
Independence --
Collaboration --
Anger --
Discretion --
Application --
Rivalry --
Bereavement --
Humiliation --
Struggle --
Part Three: Life published --
Despair --
Posterity.
Responsibility: Adam Sisman.
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Follows James Boswell's seven-year struggle to chronicle the life of his friend and mentor, Dr. Samuel Johnson, and examines his efforts to become well-respected in the literary community despite his reputation as a drunk and a lecher.

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