New light on Boswell critical and historical essays on the occasion of the bicentenary of The life of Johnson

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .

Written in English

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  • Boswell, James, 1740-1795,
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784,
  • Authors, English -- Biography -- History and criticism,
  • Biography as a literary form

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Greg Clingham ; with an introduction by David Daiches.
ContributionsClingham, Greg.
LC ClassificationsPR3533.B7 N49 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 235 p. :
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1879563M
ISBN 100521380472
LC Control Number90039992

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