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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. II

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Boswell's famous work on the life of his admired friend Johnson, the formidable poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer, is a milestone in the development of biographical writing, a treasure-house of Johnson's witticisms and opinions, and a window on his social circle that is packed with incidental detail of 18th-century life and concerns.
This second of four volumes covers the years 1764-1776. (Summary by Philippa)
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