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Boswell, James 1740-1795

Overview
Works: 2,187 works in 8,111 publications in 5 languages and 121,882 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Fiction  Personal narratives  Maps 
Subject Headings: Authors, Scottish 
Roles: Author, Composer, Other, Correspondent, Editor, Illustrator, Creator, Translator, Redactor, Honoree
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 )

283 editions published between 1788 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the archive room in the basement of the library
Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D by James Boswell( Book )

73 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 2,556 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
Life of Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

222 editions published between 1791 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boswell's biography of the writer Samuel Johnson
Boswell on the grand tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764 by James Boswell( Book )

55 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in 3 languages and held by 1,661 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 1,383 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 )

80 editions published between 1884 and 1979 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

123 editions published between 1901 and 1976 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

120 editions published between 1791 and 1934 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Johnson & Boswell by Louis Kronenberger( Book )

15 editions published between 1947 and 1968 in English and held by 889 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 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL. D., 1773 by James Boswell( Book )

17 editions published between 1785 and 2004 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

120 editions published between 1785 and 2000 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reproduces the text of the third edition of 1786, the last edition corrected and revised by Boswell himself."
Boswell's Life of Johnson by James Boswell( Book )

74 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1850 and 1974 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 546 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."
An account of Corsica, the journal of a tour to that island ; and memoirs of Pascal Paoli by James Boswell( Book )

44 editions published between 1768 and 2015 in English and French and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first complete reprint of James Boswell's book on Corsica since the eighteenth century is enhanced by comprehensive annotation, textual apparatus, and a critical introduction. Boswell designed his text in two parts, first, an "Account" of Corsica, which gives a historical, political, socioeconomic, and cultural overview of the Corsican people, and second, the "Journal" of his tour to see the Corsican leader Pascal Paoli in 1765. This edition, unlike so many reprints of just the "Journal," allows the reader to appreciate Boswell's original design." "The young and adventuresome Boswell wanted to write a book that would swing public opinion, and perhaps the British government, to support the Corsicans in their struggle for independence. He was well aware that his English readers had but the haziest ideas about Corsica, gleaned from just snatches of news in the papers. The first part would therefore provide the context within which to understand and appreciate his account of his journey to and meeting with Paoli." "The complete text also illustrates aspects of Boswell that have received less attention than they might, namely, his sense of history, his political enthusiasm for national liberty, and his scholarship."--Jacket
The general correspondence of James Boswell by James Boswell( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 322 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
James Boswell's Life of Johnson : an edition of the original manuscript by James Boswell( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London journal, 1762-1763 by James Boswell( Book )

96 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intimate journal of Scottish author James Boswell, written at the age of 22 during his second visit to London, a time when he began to pursue his career as a writer, and in which he first met Samuel Johnson
Dorando, a Spanish tale by James Boswell( Book )

50 editions published between 1767 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 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
 
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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 (1,832)

French (15)

German (9)

Spanish (2)

Japanese (1)

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Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. DLife of JohnsonBoswell : citizen of the world, man of lettersAn account of Corsica, the journal of a tour to that island ; and memoirs of Pascal PaoliThe general correspondence of James BoswellJames Boswell's Life of Johnson : an edition of the original manuscriptLondon journal, 1762-1763