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James Boswell's Life of Johnson

An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 4: 1780-1784 (Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell #4)

Thomas F. Bonnell (Editor), James Boswell


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/16/2012)
Hardcover (2/3/1999)
Hardcover (7/11/1999)
Hardcover (7/30/2020)


The fourth and final installment in the Yale Boswell Editions' manuscript transcription of Boswell's Life of Johnson

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.

Yale University Press, 9780300243710, 454pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

About the Author

Thomas F. Bonnell is professor of English at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, and the author of The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry, 1765–1810. He edited Volume Three of the Life of Johnson manuscript edition.