James Boswell's Life of Johnson (Hardcover)
An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 4: 1780-1784 (Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell #4)
Yale University Press, 9780300243710, 454pp.
Publication Date: March 3, 2020
The fourth and final volume of the manuscript edition of James Boswell’s Life of Johnson, which traces Boswell's processes of composition from first draft to final publication. It restores much deleted material and passages lost or overlooked at proof and revise stage, and corrects many compositorial and other errors and misreadings. Bonnell's annotation clarifies a range of textual and editorial issues, and sheds new light on Boswell's processes of selection and deletion.