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James Boswell (1740-1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh. He is best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson. Boswell is known for taking voracious notes on the grand tour of Europe that he took as a young nobleman and, subsequently, of his tour to Scotland with Johnson. He also recorded meetings and conversations with eminent individuals belonging to The Club, including David Garrick, Edmund Burke, Joshua Reynolds and Oliver Goldsmith. Gordon Turnbull graduated with first class honours at the Australian National University, and took his Ph. D. at Yale.He taught in the English Departments of the University of Newcastle (New South Wales), Yaleand Smith College, and succeeded as General Editor of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell in 1997.

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London Journal 1762-1763 by James Boswell, Gordon Turnbull
London Journal 1762-1763
James Boswell, Gordon Turnbull
April 2014 Guest Editor Nicci French on London Journal. There are confessional memoirs, self-lacerating memoirs and then there’s Boswell’s journal. I read this account of a young man on the make in 18th London when I was a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/08/2010

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