Boswell's Presumptuous Task

Boswell's Presumptuous Task

The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson

Book - 2001
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A fascinating foray into the life of James Boswell, who was considered a lecher and a drunk, follows his seven-year struggle to write an autobiography of his friend and mentor Dr. Samuel Johnson and details his friendship with Dr. Johnson, his desperate attempts to become well-respected in the literary community, and how he eventually triumphed over adversity. 15,000 first printing.

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Follows James Boswell's seven-year struggle to chronicle the life of his friend and mentor, Dr. Samuel Johnson, and examines his efforts to become well-respected in the literary community despite his reputation as a drunk and a lecher.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374115616
0374115613
Branch Call Number: B BOS
Characteristics: xxii, 351 p. ; 24 cm

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