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The Life of Samuel Johnson (Paperback)
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The Life of Samuel Johnson (Paperback)

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Paperback 1312 Pages / Published: 30/10/2008
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In Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, one of the towering figures of English literature is revealed with unparalleled immediacy and originality, in a biography to which we owe much of our knowledge of the man himself. Through a series of richly detailed anecdotes, Johnson emerges as a sociable figure, vigorously engaging and fencing with great contemporaries such as Garrick, Goldsmith, Burney and Burke, and of course with Boswell himself. Yet anxieties and obsessions also darkened Johnson's private hours, and Boswell's attentiveness to every facet of Johnson's character makes this biography as moving as it is entertaining.

In this entirely new and unabridged edition, David Womersley's introduction examines the motives behind Boswell's work, and the differences between the two men that drew them to each other. It also contains chronologies of Boswell and Johnson, appendices and comprehensive indexes, including biographical details.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140436624
Number of pages: 1312
Weight: 1011 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 55 mm

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