Easton Press, Norwalk CT 1993. James Boswell "The Life of Samuel Johnson" Full genuine leather. Howard Pyle (illustrator). Limited Edition. With marginal comments and markings from two copies annotated by Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi. Prepared for publication with an introduction by Edward G Fletcher. Uniform brown leather bindings, distinct cover designs with decorations, frontispiece portrait in full color. This collection is now out of print. A complete matching set of four volumes.
List of 4 volumes in one shipment -
1.The Life of Samuel Johnson, I
2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, II
3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, III
4. The Journal of A Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson LL.D.
About Samuel Johnson
Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. He was a devout Anglican and a generous philanthropist. Politically, he was a committed Tory. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Johnson as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson, described by Walter Jackson Bate as "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature".
Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Johnson attended Pembroke College, Oxford, for just over a year, but a lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher, he moved to London, where he began to write for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography Life of Mr Richard Savage, the poems London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the play Irene.
About James Boswell
James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (/ˈbɒzwɛl, -wəl/; 29 October 1740 – 19 May 1795), was a Scottish biographer and diarist, born in Edinburgh. He is best known for the biography he wrote of his friend and contemporary, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which is commonly said to be the greatest biography written in the English language.
Boswell's surname has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer, especially one who records those observations in print. In "A Scandal in Bohemia", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes affectionately says of Dr. Watson, who narrates the tales, "I am lost without my Boswell."
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