James Boswell's 'Life of Johnson'

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

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This edition of Boswell's "Life of Johnson" details how Boswell's original words were changed during the publication process, and offers a fresh reading of Boswell's work. Marshall Waingrow charts the changes made during composition and at the proof stage, and corrects and explains the printer's misreadings and author's errors which crept into the final edition. This edition of the manuscript is a companion work to the standard scholarly edition of the "Life of Johnson", known as the "Hill-Powell" version.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 074860605X
  • 9780748606054

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