The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
This the first and only scholarly edition of Sir John Hawkins's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., a work that has not been widely available in complete form for more than two hundred years. Published in 1787, some four years before James Boswell's biography of Johnson, Hawkins's Life complements, clarifies, and often corrects numerous aspects of Boswell's Life. --from publisher's description.
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