The life of Samuel Johnson. by James Boswell

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Published by J. M. Dent & sons, ltd., E. P. Dutton & co., inc. in London, New York .

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  • Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784

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Statement[by] James Boswell.
SeriesEveryman"s library. Biography. [no. 1-2]
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Pagination2 v.
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Open LibraryOL23754202M
LC Control Number36037036

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Books > Nonfiction. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. 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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Author BOSWELL, James; JOHNSON, Samuel; RIVIÈRE & SON Book condition Used Quantity available 1 Binding Hardcover Publisher London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, Keywords JOHNSON, Samuel RIVIÈRE & SON Note May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.

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BOSWELL, James. $ Item Number: London: H. Baldwin, Octavo, 6 volumes, bound in three quarters red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, illustrated.

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Initially planned as a series of rapid-fire prefaces introducing separate volumes on English poets, Johnson’s project evolved into a comprehensive biographical and critical survey of English poetry from the time of Cowley to the time of Gray.James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (/ ˈ b ɒ z w ɛ l,-w əl /; 29 October – 19 May ), was a Scottish biographer, diarist, and lawyer, born in is best known for his biography of his friend and older contemporary, the English writer Samuel Johnson, which is commonly said to be the greatest biography written in the English language.

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