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James Boswell's Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 4: 1780-1784

Thomas Bonnell James Boswell



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Yale University Press
01 February 2020
Biography: literary; Anthologies (non-poetry)
The fourth and final installment in the Yale Boswell Editions' manuscript transcription of Boswell's Life of Johnson The fourth and final volume of the manuscript edition of James Boswell's Life of Johnson, which traces Boswell's processes of composition from first draft to final publication. It restores much deleted material and passages lost or overlooked at proof and revise stage, and corrects many compositorial and other errors and misreadings. Bonnell's annotation clarifies a range of textual and editorial issues, and sheds new light on Boswell's processes of selection and deletion.
By:   James Boswell
Edited by:   Thomas Bonnell
Imprint:   Yale University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   4
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780300243710
ISBN 10:   0300243715
Series:   Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell
Pages:   454
Publication Date:   01 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Thomas F. Bonnell is professor of English at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, and the author of The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry, 1765-1810. He edited Volume Three of the Life of Johnson manuscript edition.

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