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Boswell, James 1740-1795

Overview
Works: 2,127 works in 8,177 publications in 5 languages and 122,242 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Fiction  Portraits  Bibliography 
Subject Headings: Authors, Scottish 
Roles: Author, Composer, Other, Editor, Correspondent, Illustrator, Redactor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PR3325, 828.609
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Most widely held works about James Boswell
 
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The life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

424 editions published between 1788 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 6,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the archive room in the basement of the library
Life of Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

232 editions published between 1791 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell's biography of the writer Samuel Johnson
Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D by James Boswell( Book )

74 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 2,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as one of the finest literary biographies ever published, this book reveals a man of outsized appetites and private vulnerabilities, and is the source of much of what we know about one of the towering figures of English literature
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell( Book )

334 editions published between 1791 and 1968 in English and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Boswell's Life of Johnson : an edition of the original manuscript by James Boswell( )

28 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell on the grand tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764 by James Boswell( Book )

54 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in 3 languages and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell on the grand tour: Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-1766 by James Boswell( Book )

34 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell's Life of Johnson, together with Boswell's Journal of a tour of the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales by James Boswell( Book )

79 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell's Life of Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

118 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was born in Warwickshire, the son of Michael Johnson of Derbyshire and his wife, Sarah Ford Johnson. He was a biographer during the eighteenth century. He was buried at Westminster Abbey
The correspondence of James Boswell with James Bruce and Andrew Gibb : overseers of the Auchinleck Estate by James Boswell( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains the surviving correspondence of James Boswell, who became ninth laird of Auchinleck in Ayrshire in 1782, with his estate overseers James Bruce (1719-90) and Andrew Gibb (1767-1839). Bruce, succeeding his father, served the estate from 1741 until his death. Relations between Bruce and the Auchinleck family were close and long standing, and Bruce, twenty-one years Boswell's senior, was an avuncular friend and tutor to Boswell in his youth, mediating the vexed relationship between him and his father and playing an integral part in Boswell's education in estate management. Gibb, just 22 when appointed to succeed Bruce, enjoyed a less close but still cordial relationship with the laird, and eventually served Boswell, his son, and his grandson, for a total of 46 years. The letters in this volume present Boswell in a light perhaps new to those who know him as diarist, advocate, and biographer of Samuel Johnson. He appears here as one of the 'gentleman improvers' of a largely agricultural south-western Scotland on the brink of the Industrial Revolution, and the volume, a contribution to regional social and economic history, offers an extensive and detailed case study of estate life and management during this important transitional period."--BOOK JACKET
The Correspondence of James Boswell and William Johnson Temple, 1756-1795 by James Boswell( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The general correspondence of James Boswell by James Boswell( )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume carries Boswell through the early stages of his legal career in Edinburgh and closes shortly after the time of his marriage to his penniless Ayrshire cousin, Margaret. It includes letters between Boswell and 123 correspondents
The portable Johnson & Boswell by Louis Kronenberger( Book )

17 editions published between 1947 and 1968 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes selections from: Johnson's critical essays, letters, poems; Boswell's Life of Johnson, Journal of a tour to the Hebrides, and Dialogue with Rousseau; Mrs. Thrale's Anecdotes of Johnson; Fanny Burney's Diary
Boswell in extremes, 1776-1778 by James Boswell( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in Part I focus on the relationship of the Enlightenment, at home and abroad, to Boswell's personal development. Marlies K. Danziger restores to significant life the continental philosophers and theologians Boswell consulted in his search for religious certainty. Peter Perreten examines Boswell's enraptured study of Italian antiquity and his responses to the European landscape. Richard B. Sher and Perreten document the personal and aesthetic influence of Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish jurist and leading Enlightenment figure, on Boswell. Michael Fry discusses Boswell's relationship with Henry Dundas, political manager for Scotland, and Thomas Crawford examines Boswell's long-standing interest in the volatile political issues of the period, including the French Revolution, through his correspondence with William Johnson Temple
The life of Samuel Johnson : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell( Book )

113 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and French and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's spring and 999 frogs wake up, they decide to awaken a still sleeping turtle, lizard, ladybugs, and a big snake
Dorando, a Spanish tale by James Boswell( )

51 editions published between 1767 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorando, set in Spain, is a prose-narrative allegory of the great Scottish legal dispute about inheritance to the title and estates of the Duke of Douglas, which divided society high and low in the 1760s. Cf. McGowan, Ian, "Dorando, A Spanish Tale", The Literary Encyclopedia. 25 October 2002, accessed 13 May 2008
Journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL. D., 1773 by James Boswell( Book )

12 editions published between 1936 and 1963 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

104 editions published between 1785 and 2000 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reproduces the text of the third edition of 1786, the last edition corrected and revised by Boswell himself."
Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell( Book )

26 editions published between 1850 and 1974 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters
Alternative Names
Boswel, James

Boswell.

Boswell, Jacob 1740-1795

Boswell, Jacques

Boswell, Jacques 1740-1795

Boswell, Jaime 1740-1795

Boswell, James

Boswell, James 1740-1795 the Elder

Boswell, James, I

Boswell, James the Elder 1740-1795

Boswell, Jaques

Bozzy 1740-1795

Iacobus Boswell

James Boswell

James Boswell angol író

James Boswell Brits auteur

James Boswell I

James Boswell schottischer Schriftsteller und Rechtsanwalt

James Boswell Scottish lawyer, diarist and author

James Boswell scrittore, giurista e aforista scozzese

James Boswell skotský životopisec

James Boswell szkocki pamiętnikarz i biograf

Джеймс Босуэлл

Џејмс Босвел

ג'יימס בוזוול סופר בריטי

جیمز بازول نویسنده بریتانیایی

جیمز بوسول

ജെയിംസ് ബോസ്‌വെൽ

ジェイムズ・ボズウェル

ボスウェル

ボズウェル, J.

ボズウェル, ジェームズ

ボズウェル, ヂェームズ

詹姆士·包斯威爾

Languages
English (2,242)

French (17)

German (9)

Spanish (2)

Japanese (1)

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Life of JohnsonLife of Samuel Johnson, LL. DJames Boswell's Life of Johnson : an edition of the original manuscriptThe correspondence of James Boswell with James Bruce and Andrew Gibb : overseers of the Auchinleck EstateThe Correspondence of James Boswell and William Johnson Temple, 1756-1795The general correspondence of James BoswellBoswell : citizen of the world, man of lettersThe life of Samuel Johnson : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides