A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland: AND The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
This is a 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.
- Electronic book text
- 06 Sep 2001
- Penguin Books Ltd (Digital)
- United Kingdom
About Samuel Johnson
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.