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London Journal 1762-1763 by James Boswell, Gordon Turnbull
  

London Journal 1762-1763

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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 young man not on the make in 20th century Oxford. It taught me that literature must be honest, utterly unsparing, unembarassable, and then some. A story of love, STDs and meeting Dr Johnson.

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London Journal 1762-1763 by James Boswell, Gordon Turnbull

Edinburgh-born James Boswell, at twenty-two, kept a daily diary of his eventful second stay in London from 1762 to 1763. This journal, not discovered for more than 150 years, is a deft, frank and artful record of adventures ranging from his vividly recounted love affair with a Covent Garden actress to his first amusingly bruising meeting with Samuel Johnson, to whom Boswell would later become both friend and biographer. The London Journal 1762-63 is a witty, incisive and compellingly candid testament to Boswell's prolific talents.

About the Author

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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Publication date

26th August 2010

Author

James Boswell, Gordon Turnbull

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
656 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: literary
Diaries, letters & journals
Places & peoples: general & pictorial works

ISBN

9780140436501

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