This set has the additional volume of Johnsoniana 1836. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. But Boswell has such a fine knack for suggestive details, for memorable quotes, for personality quirks—in short, for all the subtle and charming details of daily life—that the book is not only readable, but compulsively readable. Johnson for his humility with his literary brilliance as well as his fame and recognition from the Universities of Dublin and Oxford with the two honorary doctorates. Not to say that Johnson is either everyday or mundane.
London: Printed for the Proprietors and sold by R. A good setSamuel Johnson often referred to as Dr Johnson 18 September 1709 13 December 1784 was an English author. Here is an experiment in book reviewing. He was the eldest son of a judge, Alexander Boswell, 8th Laird of Auchinleck and his wife Euphemia Erskine, Lady Auchinleck. For as early as 1769. Charles Burney, Charles Kemble, Richard Brinsley Sheridan , scientists and doctors John Hunter, Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Sydenham , explorers Captain James Cook, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh and authors Francis Lord Bacon, Jeremy Bentham, John Bunyan, Bishop Gilbert Burnet, Robert Burton, George Buchanan, Geoffrey Chaucer, Colley Cibber, Abraham Cowley, William Cowper, Daniel Defoe, Rene Descartes, John Dryden, Erasmus, Bernard de Fontenelle, Edward Gibbon, John Locke, Hannah More, Francesco Petrarca Petrarch , William Shakespeare, Isaac Walton, Edward Young. Bound in blue cloth , gilt lettering on spine.
He was of an advanced age, and I was only not a boy; yet he never received my notions with contempt. A very pretty set of this English classic. I once observed on his table a letter directed to him with the addition of Esquire, and objected to it as being a designation inferiour to that of Doctor; but he checked me, and seemed pleased with it, because, as I conjectured, he liked to be sometimes taken out of the class of literary men, and to be merely genteel,. A new edition by George Birkbeck Hill was published in 1887 and returned to the standard of the third edition text. The second volume of Boswell's life of Samuel Johnson portrays Johnson as a man who, although growing older, retains extraordinary vitality. Simple but pleasing contemporary tan crushed morocco over vertically ribbed green buckram, spines flat with gilt lettering, olive green chalky endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. Davies's back-parlour, after having drunk tea with him and Mrs.
Engraved frontispieces after Joshua Reynolds. Ex-library books with minimal libray markings. I put this down around page 600 because I didn't think I had the time or attention to devote to all 1200 pages. London: Printed for the Proprietors, 1819. You may not previously have made the acquaintance of Jamie or the good Doctor, but after having read this incredible work they will be your friends for life. As an American, Johnson makes me glad we separated from the Mother Country. Eidited by Arnold Glover, with an Introduction by Austin Dobson.
Condition: The volumes have been rebound with new blank endpapers. The result is a masterpiece that brims over with wit, anecdote and originality. It is also a tribute to Boswell's genius in that the bulk of the text is made up of accounts by the author of situations that he himself created so that his subject would be prompted to behave in a revealing and memorable way. In fact, it is a stretch to call this a biography at all. Other illustrations are lithographic reproductions of engravings.
His reverence for the man is boundless; and his idolatry comes through in every sentence. 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. On top of all that comes the extensive biography of Johnson written by his young friend, James Boswell, which is either the best or the worst way to get to know Johnson. The narrator, David Timson, gives an outstanding performance - the best I've ever heard in an audio book - skilfully interweaving a variety of accents whilst maintaining perfect fluency and diction. Your purchase supports literacy charities London: G. Cover: taupe, gilt titles to red spine block; no defects, no shelfwear. Extra-illustrated with 151 additional plates some double page, 1 folding, 2 colored.
Notoriously and self-confessedly intemperate, Boswell shared with Johnson a huge appetite for life and threw equal energy into recording its every aspect in minute but telling detail. The most admired and best remembered portions of the book though are Boswell's first-hand accounts of Johnson from the last twenty-one years of the subject's life. Part of the Oxford English Classics series. In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman, and leader can finally be fully understood. Where I live in narrative, he swims in stream of consciousness monologues.
Birrell was also a respected man of letters and bibliophile, amassing a library of more than 10,000 volumes. Pristine, giftable, of historical interest. In 1791, James Boswell was tinkering with the relatively new literary genre of biography, something his mentor Johnson had done admirable work to establish. Pages are bright, and generally clean, though with some instances of foxing. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and bumping. Samuel Johnson's Life has been documented in great detail by his friends, this biography being originally published by James Boswell, and then edited several times by other persons, such as John Croker, who have been friends of both Samuel Johnson as well as James Boswell. Where I live in narrative, he swims in stream of consciousness monologues.