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Life and conversations of Dr.Samuel Johnson

Alexander Main

Life and conversations of Dr.Samuel Johnson

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Published by Chapman and Hall in London .
Written in English

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  • Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith a preface by George Henry Lewes.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13932571M


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This first major biography in English draws its subject from conversations with so many other Londoners Life and conversations of Dr.Samuel Johnson book the mid-l8th century. Johnson's memorable phrases and insights are constantly interesting, but at pp., you need to have patience with your reading style.4/5(66).

About the Author. James Boswell () was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh. He is best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson.

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Free download or read online The Life of Samuel Johnson pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by James Boswell. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format.

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After a series of illnesses, he died on the Life and conversations of Dr.Samuel Johnson book of 13 DecemberAlma mater: Pembroke College, Oxford, (no degree). Samuel Johnson was born in Lichfield near Birmingham, England in He was best noted in his lifetime for his monumental work, "A Dictionary of the English Language." He also wrote plays, essays and newspaper columns.

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In Johnson met a young Scot named James Boswell in Thomas Davies's bookstore in London, and the two became fast friends.

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