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James Boswell

James Boswell (1740-1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the eldest son of a judge, Alexander Boswell of Auchinleck[?], Lord Auchinleck[?]. He is best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson. His name has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer.

His manuscripts have been collected by Yale University.

Works

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  • the e-text of James Boswell's Life Of Johnson (http://www.abacci.com/books/book.asp?bookID=1148)



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