By James Boswell
In Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, one of many towering figures of English literature is printed with extraordinary immediacy and originality, in a biography to which we owe a lot of our wisdom of the fellow himself. via a chain of richly particular anecdotes, Johnson emerges as a sociable determine, vigorously enticing and fencing with nice contemporaries akin to Garrick, Goldsmith, Burney and Burke, and naturally with Boswell himself. but anxieties and obsessions additionally darkened Johnson's inner most hours, and Boswell's attentiveness to each aspect of Johnson's personality makes this biography as relocating because it is pleasing.
during this totally new and unabridged version, David Womersley's creation examines the reasons at the back of Boswell's paintings, and the diversities among the 2 males that drew them to one another. It additionally comprises chronologies of Boswell and Johnson, appendices and complete indexes, together with biographical details.
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