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The life of Samuel Johnson

Comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished.

by James Boswell

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Published by Printed by H. Baldwin for C. Dilly in London .
Written in English

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  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784

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    LC ClassificationsPR3533 B6 1793
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    Open LibraryOL14020324M

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The Life of Samuel Johnson is many things: charming, witty, vivacious, absorbing, edifying, beautiful; part philosophy and part history, with some politics and religion on the side. It is ironic, then, that one of the few things it most definitely is not is a biography.

James Boswell was not interested in creating a record of Johnsons life, but a portrait of his personality/5. James Boswell--to use a contemporary idiom-- had a mancrush on Samuel Johnson.

He wrote this lengthy portrait of his hero--and it's magnificent. This is a vastly entertaining read. Full of fascinating, insightful, provocative, fun, sometimes gossipy detail, Boswell's Life of Johnson is a real treat.

After ten pages, I was hooked/5(28). Early life Samuel Johnson was born in Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, on Septemthe son of Michael Johnson and Sarah Ford. His father was a bookseller, and Johnson owed much of his education to the fact that he grew up in a.

Samuel Johnson, English critic, biographer, essayist, poet, and lexicographer who was one of the greatest figures of 18th-century life and letters. He is well remembered for his aphorisms, but his criticism is perhaps his most significant form of writing.

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Samuel Johnson wrote the life of Richard Savage in his Lives of the poets, and it’s a very sympathetic account, including the dissipation. Savage had indeed committed a murder, of James Sinclair in a drunken brawl, and he was convicted and sentenced to death, but was reprieved after the intercession of the Countess of Hertford in The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 3 National illustrated library The Life of Samuel Johnson, Samuel Johnson: Author: James Boswell: Publisher: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, Original from: the University of Virginia: Digitized:.

Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson with a selection from his Essay on Johnson. This book, "Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson," by Thomas Babington Macaulay, is a replication of a book originally published before It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible/5.

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The literary critic Samuel Johnson was 54 when he first encountered Boswell; the friendship that developed spawned one of the greatest biographies in the history of world literature. Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written.

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The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell. An introduction to The Life of Samuel Johnson would be incomplete without Boswell's appropriately precise subtitle: "Comprehending an Accounting of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological order; A Series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces.

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2 (Classic Reprint) Paperback: $ $ About The Life of Samuel Johnson. The most celebrated English biography is a group portrait in which extraordinary man paints the picture of a dozen more At the centre of a brilliant circle which included Burke, Reynolds, Garrick, Fanny Burney and even George III, Boswell captures the powerful, troubled and witty figure of Samuel Johnson, who towers above them all.By: James Boswell () Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written.

It was revolutionary in its efforts to represent Johnson as he was, celebrating his flaws as well as his genius, and in Boswell’s decision to represent Johnson primarily by quoting his writings and relating personal anecdotes rather .