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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell Samuel Johnson Peter Levi



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Penguin Classics
31 May 1984
Diaries, letters & journals; Classic travel writing
Book by Samuel Johnson, published in 1775. The Journey was the result of a three-month trip to Scotland that Johnson took with James Boswell in 1773. It contains Johnson's descriptions of the customs, religion, education, trade, and agriculture of a society that was new to him. The account in Boswell's diary, published after Johnson's death as The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.

D. (1785), offers an intimate personal record of Johnson's behavior and conversation during the trip.
By:   James Boswell, Samuel Johnson
Edited by:   Peter Levi
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   315g
ISBN:   9780140432213
ISBN 10:   0140432213
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   31 May 1984
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Samuel Johnson was born in 1709 and died in 1784--a long life, though one marred by depression and fear of death. Samuel Johnson's literary reputation rests on such a varied output that he defies easy description: poet, critic, lexicographer, travel writer, essayist, editor, and, with his good friend and fellow traveller James Boswell, a biographer. l

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