Facts and Inventions: Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell (Hardback)
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Facts and Inventions: Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 15/07/2014
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James Boswell (1740-1795), best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson, was also a lawyer, journalist, diarist, and an insightful chronicler of a pivotal epoch in Western history. This fascinating collection, edited by Paul Tankard, presents a generous and varied selection of Boswell's journalistic writings, most of which have not been published since the eighteenth century. It offers a new angle on the history of journalism, an idiosyncratic view of literature, politics, and public life in late eighteenth-century Britain, and an original perspective on a complex and engaging literary personality.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300141269
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 798 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 29 mm


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"Paul Tankard illuminates not only neglected corners of Boswell's interests and career, but the wider journalistic culture of late eighteenth-century Britain, bringing to new attention the topics, habits, and reading practices of its lively world of print media."-Gordon Turnbull, General Editor, The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell
-- Gordon Turnbull
"Complementing the Yale editions of Boswell's private papers, Tankard's collection of Boswell's public journalism makes a brilliant addition to the Boswell canon that illuminates his remarkable liveliness, inventiveness, and versatility."-Robert DeMaria, Jr., Vassar College -- Robert DeMaria, Jr.

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