Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763

Paperback | July 11, 2004

byJames BoswellEditorFrederick A. PottleForeword byPeter Ackroyd

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Praise for the earlier edition: "The journal is admirably edited and annotated."--W. H. Auden, New Yorker

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Praise for the earlier edition: "The journal is admirably edited and annotated."--W. H. Auden, New Yorker

James Boswell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1740 of an old and honored family. As a young man, Boswell was ambitious to have a literary career but reluctantly obeying the wishes of his father, a Scottish Judge, he followed a career in the law. He was admitted to the Scottish bar in 1766. However, his legal practice did not preven...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1.08 inPublished:July 11, 2004Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300093012

ISBN - 13:9780300093018

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"Boswell was the most charming companion in the world, and London becomes his dining-room and his playground, his club and his confessional. No celebrant of the London world can ignore his book."