Life of Samuel Johnson.

by James Boswell

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica in Chicago, London [etc.]

Written in English
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  • Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784.

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SeriesGreat books of the western world -- 44
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Open LibraryOL13722924M

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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 bookstore.

Johnson was plagued by illness all his life. 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. Learn more about Johnson’s life and career. • The Life of Samuel Johnson LLD by James Boswell is published by Penguin (£20).

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Boswell's Life of Johnson Abridged and edited, with an introduction by Charles Grosvenor Osgood Language: English: LoC Class: CT: History: Biography: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Johnson, Samuel, Subject: Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography Subject: Lexicographers -- Great Britain.

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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. The book is full of humorous anecdote and rich characterisation, and paints a vivid.

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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 than relying on. James BOSWELL ( - ) This is the first of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in and which has been annotated by numerous editors.

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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. Had Dr. Johnson written his own life, in conformity with the opinion which he has given, that every man's life may be best written by himself; had he employed in the preservation of his own history, that clearness of narration and elegance of language in which he has embalmed so many eminent persons, the world would probably have had the most perfect example.

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