BOSWELL'S LONDON JOURNAL 1762-1763 by James Boswell


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This new addition to Boswelliana will be of more than a little interest to his numerous followers, for the story behind the finding of his papers has its own curious appeal and the content of this private journal will delight their hearts. For here is the London of his day, with its colorful atmosphere, the strange and new delights for the 22 year old boy just arrived from Scotland, the new friends he makes, the fascinating people he meets, and his first impressions of Johnson. There is too l'affaire Louisa, which will show Boswell's followers yet another facet of their author as will all the other intimately, intensely human touches throughout. This is to be followed by others, and the whole will certainly offer a portrait of an era of standard classic proportions.

Pub Date: Nov. 6th, 1950
ISBN: 0300093012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill