The Life of Samuel Johnson

The Life of Samuel Johnson

By: James Boswell (author), David Timson (reader)Audio Book

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Charming, vibrant, witty and edifying, The Life of Samuel Johnson is a work of great obsession and boundless reverence. The literary critic Samuel Johnson first encountered James Boswell at the age of 54; the friendship that developed spawned one of the greatest biographies in the history of world literature. The book is full of humorous anecdote and rich characterisation, and paints a vivid picture of 18th-century London, peopled by prominent personalities of the time such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Wilkes, Oliver Goldsmith and David Garrick, while also giving a compelling insight into Johnson's complex humanity - his depression, fear of death, intellectual brilliance and rough humour.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781781981023
  • Format: Audio Book
  • running time: 3120
  • ID: 9781781981023
  • ISBN10: 1781981027

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