The Life of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Author: James Boswell

Narrator: David Timson

Unabridged: 51 hr 2 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Naxos

Published: 02/09/2018

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Historical

Synopsis

Charming, vibrant, witty and edifying, The Life of Samuel Johnson is a work of great obsession and boundless reverence. The literary critic Samuel Johnson was 54 when he first encountered Boswell; the friendship that developed spawned one of the greatest biographies in the history of world literature. The book is full of humorous anecdote and rich characterisation, and paints a vivid picture of 18th-century London, peopled by prominent personalities of the time such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Wilkes, Oliver Goldsmith and David Garrick, while also giving a compelling insight into Johnson’s complex humanity – his depression, fear of death, intellectual brilliance and rough humour.

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