Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. II, The by BOSWELL, James



Boswells famous work on the life of his admired friend Johnson, the formidable poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer, is a milestone in the development of biographical writing, a treasure-house of Johnsons witticisms and opinions, and a window on his social circle that is packed with incidental detail of 18th-century life and concerns. This second of four volumes covers the years 1764-1776. (Summary by Philippa)


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