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Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland And the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

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ISBN-10: 0486455548

ISBN-13: 9780486455549

Edition: 2008

Authors: Samuel Johnson, James Boswell

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Poet and essayist Samuel Johnson spent the autumn of 1773 touring the coast of Scotland with his biographer, James Boswell. Each author produced an account of their sojourn, providing not only excellent examples of travel writing and magnificent historical documents but also intimate portraits of two extraordinary men of letters.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
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…