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The life of Samuel Johnson

Author: James Boswell; Bernard Mayes
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Boswell forever changed the genre of biography when he painstakingly transformed a scholarly profusion of detail into a perceptive, lifelike portrait of Dr. Samuel Johnson. James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson 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. Boswell spent a great deal of time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Boswell, James, 1740-1795.
Life of Samuel Johnson.
[Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2012], ℗1998
(OCoLC)779856296
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James Boswell; Bernard Mayes
ISBN: 9781433239823 1433239825
OCLC Number: 810203332
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Bernard Mayes.
Description: 1 sound file (43 hr., 10 min., 10 sec.) : digital
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 620388 KB; MP3 file size: 1214426 KB).
Responsibility: James Boswell.

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James Boswell forever changed the genre of biography when he painstakingly transformed a scholarly profusion of detail into a perceptive, lifelike portrait of Dr. Samuel Johnson. James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson 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. Boswell spent a great deal of time with Johnson in his final years and from his scrupulously accurate memory and copious journal was able to faithfully record the brilliance and wit of Dr. Johnson's conversation. Boswell's aim and achievement was completeness; no detail was too small for him. On this point Dr. Johnson remarked to him, "There is nothing, sir, too little for so little a creature as man." Boswell's thirst for detail makes this indisputably the finest of many biographies of Johnson.

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