The Life of Samuel Johnson

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In making this abridgement of Boswell's Life of Johnson I have omitted most of Boswell's criticisms, comments, and notes, all of Johnson's opinions in legal cases, most of the letters, and parts of the conversation dealing with matters which were of greater importance in Boswell's day than now. I have kept in mind an old habit, common enough, I dare say, among its devotees, of opening the book of random, and reading wherever the eye falls upon a passage of especial interest. All such passages, I hope, have been retained, and enough of the whole book to illustrate all the phases of Johnson's mind and of his time which Boswell observed.

 

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Obviously, this rating is for myself alone. Two stars in my library means that I did not like the book, but that someone else might. In this case, I found Boswell to fawning for my enjoyment, and ... Celotno mnenje

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Uporabnikova ocena  - JVioland - LibraryThing

Boswell is a good biographer, better than most modern ones. Samuel Johnson was quite a character, one who, even today, would be interesting to know. Whether discussing the rebellion in the North ... Celotno mnenje

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Preface
Introduction
Chapter1 Had Doctor Johnson written his own life
Chapter2 The Bishop of Dromore observes in a letter to
Chapter3 To the Reverend Mr Colson
Chapter4 To the Reverend Dr Taylor
Chapter5 To Bennet Langton Esq At Langton Near Spilsby Lincolnshire
Chapter6 To Mr Frances Barber
Chapter7 Compliments to Miss Reynolds
Chapter8 Newcastle Aug 11 1773
Chapter9 On Friday April 12th I dined with him at my friend Tom Daviess
Chapter10 To Dr Dodd
Chapter11 To Dr Johnson
Chapter12 Dr Johnson to Mrs Boswell
Chapter13 To Mr Thomas Davies

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