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James Boswell
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Abridged and Edited With an Introduction by Charles Grosvenor Osgood, Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465529879
James Boswell
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Comment on Samuel Johnson's treatment of Thomas Sheridan (16 October 1769) - The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791)
James Boswell
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Boswell's Life of Johnson (2008 edition), ReadHowYouWant.com - ISBN: 9781442915930
James Boswell
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: including Boswell's Journal of a tour of the Hebrides, and Johnson's diary of A journal into North Wales (1799 edition)


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Born: October 29, 1740

Died: May 19, 1795 (aged 54)

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Lawyer, diarist, author

Bio: James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland; he is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which contemporary Johnsonian critic Harold Bloom has claimed is the greatest biography written in the English language.

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