Boswell the Biographer by George Herbert Leigh Mallory

Boswell the Biographer

byGeorge Herbert Leigh Mallory

Kobo ebook | November 26, 2016

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Boswell's 'Life of Johnson' is, as we all know, a unique biography; it has no rival. Its unchallenged supremacy has a special significance from the position which Johnson himself retains in literature. For as it must be admitted that his work has been but little read since his own day, and that by far his greatest performance, the compiling of a dictionary, has in its nature nothing of an artistic appeal, it may well be supposed that the literary men of this age find more to stir the imagination in the lives of the great figures of the nineteenth century, in the romance of Byron, Shelley, Keats, and at a later date of the Pre-Raphaelite group, in the peculiar simplicity of Wordsworth, the splendour of Tennyson, and the fervid passion of Browning. And yet we have for Johnson a more intimate place which is all his own.

Title:Boswell the BiographerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 26, 2016Publisher:KbookLanguage:English

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