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Life of Johnson (Oxford World’s Classics)

Life of Johnson Oxford World s Classics Samuel Johnson was a poet essayist dramatist and pioneering lexicographer but his continuing reputation depends less on his literary output than on the fortunate accident of finding an ideal biogr

  • Title: Life of Johnson (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: James Bowell
  • ISBN: 0199540217
  • Page: 242
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  • Samuel Johnson was a poet, essayist, dramatist, and pioneering lexicographer, but his continuing reputation depends less on his literary output than on the fortunate accident of finding an ideal biographer in James Boswell As Johnson s constant and admiring companion, Boswell was able to record not only the outward events of his life, but also the humour, wit, and sturdy common sense of his conversation His brilliant portrait of a major literary figure of the eighteenth century, enriched by historical and social detail, remains a monument to the art of biography ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. This book is above my capabilities, too much details about the life of Samuel Johnson.I m not telling it s a bad book, only that it s a very detailed one, kind of for specialists , not for cultural dilettanteI promise i will review my review once I finished reading the book IF I get to finish it


    2. Properly reviewing James Boswell s Life of Samuel Johnson at this point is like adding a lit match to a raging bonfire if you ll pardon the Johnsonian analogy , so I will refrain from doing so Please allow me to share a few thoughts, however.First of all, this book is greatly entertaining and even hilarious at times I found myself chuckling every few pages about Johnson s pointed remarks on whatever subject at hand, or his jabs at the poor Scots To say that Johnson was an outspoken character wou [...]


    3. James Boswell was the ultimate fan boy On page 702 the text of the Penguin Classic is a little over a thousand pages, plus indexes and notes , Boswell tells a group of men, I cannot help worshipping him, he is so much superiour to other men From the time Johnson s English dictionary appeared, Boswell was hooked, and went out of his way to arrange a meeting, succeeding in 1763 From then on he became a near constant companion and confidant for the next 21 years Boswell s The Life of Samuel Johnson [...]


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