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Meeting Dr. Johnson

Meeting Dr Johnson One of low priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin s th anniversary All the titles are extracts from Penguin Classics titles

  • Title: Meeting Dr. Johnson
  • Author: James Boswell Christopher Hibbert
  • ISBN: 9780146001543
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of 60 low priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin s 60th anniversary All the titles are extracts from Penguin Classics titles.

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    1. James Boswell Christopher Hibbert

      James Boswell, 10th Laird of Auchinleck and 1st Baronet was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland He was the eldest son of a judge, Alexander Boswell, 8th Laird of Auchinleck and his wife Euphemia Erskine, Lady Auchinleck Boswell s mother was a strict Calvinist, and he felt that his father was cold to him Boswell, who is best known as Samuel Johnson s biographer, inherited his father s estate Auchinleck in Ayrshire His name has passed into the English language as a term Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism for a constant companion and observer.Boswell is also known for the detailed and frank journals that he wrote for long periods of his life, which remained undiscovered until the 1920s These included voluminous notes on the grand tour of Europe that he took as a young nobleman and, subsequently, of his tour of Scotland with Johnson His journals also record meetings and conversations with eminent individuals belonging to The Club, including Lord Monboddo, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, Joshua Reynolds and Oliver Goldsmith His written works focus chiefly on others, but he was admitted as a good companion and accomplished conversationalist in his own right.

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