Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

By James Boswell, R. W. Chapman (Editor), J. D. Fleeman (Editor)

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780199540211, 1492pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/25/2019)
Paperback (3/7/2020)
Paperback (1/28/2008)
Paperback (11/4/2011)
Paperback (11/12/2006)
Hardcover (9/25/2019)
Hardcover (1/11/1993)
Paperback (10/1/1998)

List Price: 29.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

This complete and unabridged edition is the only complete critical edition in paperback. Samuel Johnson was a poet, essayist, dramatist, and pioneering lexicographer, but his continuing reputation depends less on his literary output than on the fortunate accident of finding an ideal biographer in James Boswell. As Johnson's constant and admiring companion, Boswell was able to record not only the outward events of his life, but also the humour, wit, and sturdy common sense of his conversation. His brilliant portrait of a major literary figure of the eighteenth century, enriched by historical and social detail, remains a monument to the art of biography.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.