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James Boswell

(1740—1795) lawyer, diarist, and biographer of Samuel Johnson

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Boswell, James

Boswell, James (1740–1795)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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(1740–1795), Scottish lawyer, diarist, and biographer. ...

Boswell was the eldest son of Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck, a

Boswell, James

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Born in mid-eighteenth-century Edinburgh into an eminent legal and landed family, James Boswell (1740–1795) chafed against, without ever ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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As a young man, he travelled widely in Europe, meeting Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. An inveterate hero-worshipper, Boswell found ...

Boswell, James

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

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biographer. Boswell is most famous as the author of the Life of Johnson (1791),

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