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Boswell, James 1740-1795

Overview
Works: 2,857 works in 8,889 publications in 6 languages and 125,894 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Autobiographies  Diaries  Personal correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Subject Headings: Authors, Scottish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Creator, Correspondent, Illustrator, Honoree
Classifications: PR3325, 828.609
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The life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

305 editions published between 1788 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

198 editions published between 1847 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 3,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse dichter, essayist, lexicograaf en romancier Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
James Boswell's Life of Johnson : an edition of the original manuscript by James Boswell( )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

46 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in 3 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

149 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson, an 18th century English writer and critic
Boswell on the grand tour : Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-1766 by James Boswell( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eleven original essays by well-known eighteenth-century scholars, five of them editors of James Boswell's journal or letters, commemorate the bicentenary of Boswell's death on May 19, 1795. The volume illuminates both the life and the work of one of the important literary figures of the age and contributes significantly to the scholarship on this rich period. In the introduction Irma S. Lustig sets the tone for the volume. She reveals that the essays examining Boswell as "Citizen of the World" are deliberately paired with those that analyze his artistic skills, to emphasize that "Boswell's sophistication as a writer is inseparable from his cosmopolitanism."
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 1,248 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."--Jacket
The Correspondence of James Boswell and William Johnson Temple, 1756-1795 by James Boswell( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These letters chart the friendship between Boswell and clergyman William Johnson Temple. This volume covers the period from their student days at Edinburgh University until their mid-30s. The letters reveal their thoughts on their lives
The general correspondence of James Boswell by James Boswell( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. / complete and unabridged, with notes by James Boswell by James Boswell( Book )

28 editions published between 1848 and 1960 in English and Chinese and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Johnson & Boswell by Samuel Johnson( Book )

17 editions published between 1947 and 1969 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two great and vivid personalitites of English letters revealed in their most charactersitc writings; Johnson; critical essays, letters, poems: Boswell; Life of Johnson, Journal of a tour to the Hebrides, and the Dialogue with Rousseau, etc
Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D by James Boswell( Book )

5 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D by James Boswell( Book )

47 editions published between 1884 and 1952 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

117 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 749 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( )

58 editions published between 1767 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 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 )

7 editions published between 1936 and 1963 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

77 editions published between 1780 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E-text of a "Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides" by James Boswell
Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell( Book )

20 editions published between 1850 and 1961 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters
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Life of JohnsonJames Boswell's Life of Johnson : an edition of the original manuscriptBoswell : citizen of the world, man of lettersThe 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 BoswellThe life of Samuel Johnson : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides
Alternative Names
A. James Boswell

Bosvelis Džeimsas

Bosvels, Džeimss, 1740-1795

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

Босуэлл, Джеймс

Джеймс Босуэлл

Џејмс Босвел

בוזול, ג'ימס

ג'יימס בוזוול סופר בריטי

جيمس بوزويل

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 (1,713)

German (13)

French (9)

Spanish (4)

Chinese (1)

Japanese (1)