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The Life of Samuel Johnson - James Boswell
The Life of Samuel Johnson
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(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)
(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679417170 (0679417176)
ASIN: 679417176
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 1344
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 A Great Portrait of an Age
This is an abridgment of Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, which as it is runs to over 500 pages. I am glad I read it, but I’m also glad I read an abridgment (an ebook downloaded for free from The Gutenberg Project). In the preface the editor tells us he “omitted most of Boswell’s criticisms, commen...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 The Life of Samuel Johnson
bookshelves: biography, fraudio, nonfiction, play-dramatisation, published-1790, georgian1714-1830, dodgy-narrator, britain-england, amusing, teh-brillianz Read in September, 2009 ** spoiler alert ** Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of James Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson, to celebrate the 3...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0
Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of James Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Johnson's birth.Samuel Johnson ...... Kenneth CranhamJames Boswell ...... Paul HigginsKing George ...... David HargreavesLouisa ...... Lizzy WattsJoshua Reynolds ...... Matt AddisOlive...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
5.0 The Life of Samuel Johnson (Everyman's Library)
Greatest biography written bar none. Captures the nature of the man better than anything since. I wouldn't call it the best model for writing a biography, but it still is the finest one ever written. Never surpassed.
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