Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I (version 2) cover

Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I (version 2)

James Boswell (1740-1795)

1. Section 1
2. Section 2
3. Section 3
4. Section 4
5. Section 5
6. Section 6
7. Section 7
8. Section 8
9. Section 9
10. Section 10
11. Section 11
12. Section 12
13. Section 13
14. Section 14
15. Section 15
16. Section 16
17. Section 17
18. Section 18
19. Section 19
20. Section 20
21. Section 21
22. Section 22
23. Section 23
24. Section 24
25. Section 25
26. Section 26
27. Section 27
28. Section 28
29. Section 29
30. Section 30
31. Section 31
32. Section 32
33. Section 33
34. Section 34
35. Section 35
36. Section 36
37. Section 37
38. Section 38
39. Section 39
40. Section 40
41. Section 41
42. Section 42
43. Section 43
44. Section 44
45. Section 45
46. Section 46
47. Section 47
48. Section 48
49. Section 49
50. Section 50
51. Section 51
52. Section 52
53. Section 53
54. Section 54
55. Section 55
56. Section 56
57. Section 57
58. Section 58
59. Section 59
60. Section 60
61. Section 61
62. Appendix A
63. Appendix B
64. Appendix C
65. Appendix D
66. Appendix E
67. Appendix F

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    Summary

    This is the first of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in 1791 and which has been annotated by numerous editors . Boswell took many notes of Johnson's conversations during the time when he knew one of England's most influential men of letters and he also gives us frequent glimpses of other famous personalities who were part of Johnson's circle in eighteenth century London.