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

By (author) Samuel Johnson , By (author) James Boswell , Edited by Peter Levi

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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.

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 30mm | 322.05g
  • 04 Sep 1984
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English
  • Reprint
  • map
  • 0140432213
  • 9780140432213
  • 215,655

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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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