James Boswell's "Life of Johnson": 1766-1776 v. 2
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James Boswell's "Life of Johnson": 1766-1776 v. 2 : An Edition of the Original Manuscript

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Marshall Waingrow's opus magnum is not a corrected edition of the printed text of Boswell's Life of Johnson. Rather, Waingrow presents an edition of the manuscript which enables us to follow Boswell's compositional process through successive revisions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24mm | 430g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748606068
  • 9780748606061

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Waingrow has conclusively added his name to Boswell's finest editors and has set a standard by which future ones will be measured. -- John L Abbott, University of Connecticut Bruce Redford has done a masterful job editing, with the help of Elizabeth Goldring, the second volume (1766-76) of Boswell's Life of Johnson. Waingrow has conclusively added his name to Boswell's finest editors and has set a standard by which future ones will be measured. Bruce Redford has done a masterful job editing, with the help of Elizabeth Goldring, the second volume (1766-76) of Boswell's Life of Johnson.show more

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