The Life of Samuel Johnson

By James Boswell; David P. Womersley (Editor); David P. Womersley (Introduction by); David P. Womersley (Notes by)
(Penguin Classics, Paperback, 9780140436624, 1408pp.)

Publication Date: November 19, 2008

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The most complete edition ever published of the iconic Biography

WIDELY REGARDED as the finest literary biography ever published, James Boswell?s Life of Samuel Johnson reveals a man of outsized appetites and private vulnerabilities, and is the source of much of what we know about one of the towering figures of English literature. This new edition collates and corrects the textual inaccuracies of previous versions, returning to the original manuscript in order to present a definitive edition of this landmark text.




About the Author

David Womersley teaches at Jesus College, Oxford, and edited Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for Penguin Classics.


David Womersley teaches at Jesus College, Oxford, and edited Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for Penguin Classics.


David Womersley teaches at Jesus College, Oxford, and edited Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for Penguin Classics.

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