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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I

James Boswell

Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written. It was revolutionary in its efforts to represent Johnson as he was, celebrating his flaws as well as his genius, and in Boswell's decision to represent Johnson primarily by quoting his writings and relating personal anecdotes rather than relying on matters of public record. From the time of its publication till now, The Life of Johnson has been one of the most popular and influential books ever written. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri.)

Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written. It was revolutionary in its efforts to represent Johnson as he was, celebrating his flaws as well as his genius, and in Boswell's decision to represent Johnson primarily by quoting his writings and relating personal anecdotes rather than relying on matters of public record. From the time of its publication till now, The Life of Johnson has been one of the most popular and influential books ever written. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri.)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written. It was revolutionary in its efforts to represent Johnson as he was, celebrating his flaws as well as his genius, and in Boswell's decision to represent Johnson primarily by quoting his writings and relating personal anecdotes rather than relying on matters of public record. From the time of its publication till now, The Life of Johnson has been one of the most popular and influential books ever written. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

41:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

33:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

34:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:44