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The life of Samuel Johnson

Author: James Boswell; Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: Harmondsworth, England ; New York : Penguin Books, 1979.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Boswell's "The Life of Samuel Johnson" is perhaps the best-known biography in English literature, and it marked a turning point in the art of biography writing. Through Boswell's prose Johnson comes across as a wholly believable man. We do not get just an account of his life, but feel we have been there with Boswell and seen and heard Johnson for ourselves. Boswell revolutionized the art of biography, and was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Boswell; Christopher Hibbert
ISBN: 0140431160 9780140431162
OCLC Number: 14390332
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 375 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: James Boswell ; edited and abridged with an introduction and notes by Christopher Hibbert.

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While Johnson's Dictionary remains a monument of scholarship, and his essays and criticism command continuing respect, this biography gives information of the man himself. Through a series of  Read more...

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