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The Life of Samuel Johnson (Unabridged)

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XA 0294
The Life of Samuel Johnson (Unabridged)
ISBN: 9781781981030
Download Size: 3289 Mb
Running Time: 51:05:05
Release Date: February 2018
Originally recorded in 2018
James Boswell
David Timson
Spoken Word

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The Life of Samuel Johnson (Unabridged)
James Boswell
Read by David Timson

Charming, vibrant, witty and edifying, The Life of Samuel Johnson is a work of great obsession and boundless reverence. The literary critic Samuel Johnson was 54 when he  first encountered Boswell; 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.

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