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A Life of James Boswell

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For almost one hundred and fifty years after his death, James Boswell (1740-1795) was known chiefly as the author of one of the supreme achievements in biography, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791). During that time 'Bozzy' was also denigrated as a moral reprobate and his great biography grudgingly allowed to be an accidental work of genius written by a buffoon and fool. Then in the 1920s and '30s in Ireland and Scotland came sensational discoveries of masses of his papers, including the copious personal journals he kept ...

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A Life of James Boswell
2002, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300093124

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A Life of James Boswell
2000, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300084894

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A Life of James Boswell
2000, Weidenfeld & Nicolson History, London

ISBN-13: 9781842121672

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A Life of James Boswell
1999, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297818090

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