Friend and biographer of samuel johnson

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friend and biographer of samuel johnson

The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell

Poet, lexicographer, critic, moralist and Great Cham, Dr. Johnson had in his friend Boswell the ideal biographer.

Notoriously and self-confessedly intemperate, Boswell shared with Johnson a huge appetite for life and threw equal energy into recording its every aspect in minute but telling detail. This irrepressible Scotsman was always studying human nature and making experiments, and the marvelously vivacious Journals he wrote daily furnished him with first-rate material when he came to write his biography.

The result is a masterpiece that brims over with wit, anecdote and originality. Hailed by Macaulay as the best biography ever written and by Carlyle as a book beyond any other product of the eighteenth century, The Life of Samuel Johnson today continues to enjoy its status as a classic of the language.

This shortened version is based on the 1799 edition, the last in which the author had a hand.

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Samuel Johnson , byname Dr. Johnson , born September 18, , Lichfield, Staffordshire , England—died December 13, , London , English critic, biographer, essayist, poet, and lexicographer, regarded as one of the greatest figures of 18th-century life and letters. For future generations, Johnson was synonymous with the later 18th century in England. The disparity between his circumstances and achievement gives his life its especial interest. Samuel Johnson was the son of Michael Johnson, a bookseller, and his wife, Sarah. From childhood he suffered from a number of physical afflictions.

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Johnson , was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic , biographer, editor, and lexicographer. He was a devout Anglican. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Johnson as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". Born in Lichfield , Staffordshire, Johnson attended Pembroke College, Oxford , for just over a year, but a lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher, he moved to London, where he began to write for The Gentleman's Magazine. It had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been acclaimed as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship". Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary years later, Johnson's was the pre-eminent British dictionary.


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