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The brothers Boswell : a novel

Author: Philip E Baruth
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1763 London, John Boswell, the resentful younger brother of Samuel Johnson's future biographer, is stalking Boswell and Johnson, who have recently become friends. John bribes the boatmen who ferry his quarry on the Thames for the smallest details of their conversations. As he remembers the past, John reveals a personal link with the great lexicographer, with whom he once shared a brief, close relationship.--From  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
in fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baruth, Philip E. (Philip Edward)
Brothers Boswell.
New York : Soho Press, c2009
(OCoLC)649307944
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; James Boswell; John Boswell; Samuel Johnson; James Boswell; John Boswell; Samuel Johnson; James Boswell; John Boswell
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip E Baruth
ISBN: 9781569475591 1569475598 9781569476352 1569476357
OCLC Number: 265741584
Description: 329 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Philip Baruth.

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In 1763 London, John Boswell, the resentful younger brother of Samuel Johnson's future biographer, is stalking Boswell and Johnson, who have recently become friends. John bribes the boatmen who ferry his quarry on the Thames for the smallest details of their conversations. As he remembers the past, John reveals a personal link with the great lexicographer, with whom he once shared a brief, close relationship.--From Publisher's Weekly.

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