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Journals of James Boswell, 1762-1795

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ISBN-10: 0300060742

ISBN-13: 9780300060744

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Wain, James Boswell

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List price: $33.00
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/26/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 445
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

James Boswell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1740 of an old and honored family. As a young man, Boswell was ambitious to have a literary career but reluctantly obeying the wishes of his father, a Scottish Judge, he followed a career in the law. He was admitted to the Scottish bar in 1766. However, his legal practice did not prevent him from writing a series of periodical essays, The Hypochondriac (1777-83), and his Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides (1785), was an account of the journey to the outer islands of Scotland undertaken with Samuel Johnson in 1773. In addition, Boswell wrote the impulsively frank Journals, private papers lost to history until they were discovered by modern…