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    DescriptionSamuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring the Highlands and the Western Islands of Scotland. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions and later published separate accounts of their journey together. The account of their great tour is one of the finest pieces of travel writing ever produced: it is a magnificent historical document and also a portrait of two extraordinary personalities. In the vivid prose of theses two famous men of letters, the Highlands and the Western Islands spring to life. The juxtaposition of the two very different accounts creates an unsurpassed portrait of a society which was utterly alien to the Europe of the Enlightenment, and straining on the brink of calamitous change. This great masterpiece, entertaining, profound, and marvellously readable is also our last portrait of a lost age and people.


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    Title
    Journey to the Hebrides
    Subtitle
    A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Johnson, By (author) James Boswell, Introduction by Ian McGowan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780862415884
    ISBN 10: 0862415888
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
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    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070, BIO023000, TRV010000
    DC22: 914.1
    BISAC V2.8: LCO009000, LCO011000, BIO026000
    DC20: 914.1140473
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, DND, WTLC
    Edition statement
    Main
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) is perhaps best known for his A Dictionary of the English Language, and The Lives of the English Poets. He was an essayist and review-writer, and produced important records of parliamentary debates. Johnson was a critical and fascinating chronicler of his time. Journey to the Hebrides: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell was published by Canongate in 2001. James Boswell (1740 -1795) , the son of an Ayrshire judge, was also an essayist and a member of Johnson's Literary Club (others included Goldsmith and Adam Smith). This ambitious and volatile man was certainly an intriguing character and an important portraitist, but is widely recognised as the author of the vivid The Life of Samuel Johnson.