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The Life of Johnson (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Johnson (Paperback)
James Boswell
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Life of Johnson (Paperback, Unabridged): James Boswell Life of Johnson (Paperback, Unabridged)
James Boswell; Edited by R.W. Chapman; Introduction by Pat Rogers
R652 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R134 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This complete and unabridged edition is the only complete critical edition in paperback. Samuel Johnson was a poet, essayist, dramatist, and pioneering lexicographer, but his continuing reputation depends less on his literary output than on the fortunate accident of finding an ideal biographer in James Boswell. As Johnson's constant and admiring companion, Boswell was able to record not only the outward events of his life, but also the humour, wit, and sturdy common sense of his conversation. His brilliant portrait of a major literary figure of the eighteenth century, enriched by historical and social detail, remains a monument to the art of biography.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The General Correspondence of James Boswell, 1757-1763 - Research Edition: Correspondence, Volume 9 (Hardcover, Research Ed):... The General Correspondence of James Boswell, 1757-1763 - Research Edition: Correspondence, Volume 9 (Hardcover, Research Ed)
James Boswell; Edited by David Hankins, James J. Caudle
R3,812 R3,241 Discovery Miles 32 410 Save R571 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume, ninth in the Research Series of correspondence in the Yale Boswell Editions, assembles the bulk of the surviving letters between the young Boswell and his circle of friends and acquaintances in a period crucial to his personal and authorial development, up to the time he wrote his now famous journal in London in 1762-63. Opening with an exchange - rooted in his rebellious adolescent fascination with the Edinburgh theatre - with the gentleman-actor West Digges, it closes with letters written in July 1763 near the end of his second visit to London (the one in which he first met Samuel Johnson), a short time before his reluctant departure for legal study in Utrecht. The volume features centrally the correspondence between Boswell and his friend and literary collaborator Andrew Erskine (1740-93), a poet-soldier of the kind the young Boswell briefly aspired to be. Their surviving letters, printed here alongside the revised versions in the facetious Letters between the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and James Boswell, Esq., Boswell's first book-length publication, and the first to bear his name, offer revealingly early evidence of the kinds of selective self-revision Boswell would employ in his later writings and perfect in the Life of Johnson (1791). Overall, these letters document Boswell's fluid experiments in selfhood as he ponders his life's future possible trajectories - as soldier, lawyer, wit, author, bon-vivant, Scots laird, or M.P. Some thirty-five correspondents are represented in more than 150 letters and other documents (such as verse-epistles), comprehensively annotated to the long-established standards of the Yale Boswell Editions.

The War of the Worlds - BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): H. G. Wells The War of the Worlds - BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
H. G. Wells; Read by Full Cast, Samuel Johnson, James Boswell
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells's famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet. Ten days later, Ogilvy discovers a strange projectile on Horsell Common - with something inside. Robert rushes to view the craft, and is present when Martians emerge and turn their heat rays on the locals, who are waving white flags. It is the beginning of a merciless invasion... As Robert flees in search of safety, accompanied by a young curate, young soldier Billy experiences the chaos happening in London. As the Martians take control, transforming the landscape and decimating the population, is this the end for the human race? Wells's terrifying science fiction tale, first published in 1898, is both a reflection of Victorian fears of a coming apocalypse and a critique of British imperialism. This enthralling dramatisation asks how humankind would fare if colonised by a vastly superior technological invader. It stars Blake Ritson as Robert, with Samuel James as Billy and Carl Prekopp as the Curate. Duration: 2 hours approx.

Life of Samuel Johnson (Annotated) (Paperback): James Boswell Life of Samuel Johnson (Annotated) (Paperback)
James Boswell
R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Correspondence and Other Papers of James Boswell Relating to the Making of the "Life of Johnson" (Hardcover, 2nd Revised... The Correspondence and Other Papers of James Boswell Relating to the Making of the "Life of Johnson" (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
James Boswell; Edited by Marshall Waingrow
R3,668 R3,121 Discovery Miles 31 210 Save R547 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This edition, expanded to include the text of letters unavailable at the time of the volume's first publication in 1969, records James Boswell's quest over a period of more than twenty years to amplify his knowledge of his major biographical subject, Samuel Johnson, through a detailed correspondence with a wide network of friends, informants, and other authorities. The volume, with revised and updated annotation, shows not just Boswell's struggles through his personal distresses to gather material for his Life of Johnson, but notes many of his revisions of his sources, changes made in manuscript and proof, and revisions of the first and second editions. It presents letters that illuminate the contemporary reception of his powerfully innovative, controversial, and influential biography (which appeared first in 1791), taking the story as far as exchanges in 1808 between Boswell's friend and editor, Edmond Malone, and his son, James Boswell the younger, about corrections for the sixth edition of 1811. Throughout, the annotation brings to life an extensive range of eighteenth-century figures, issues and topics.The Times Literary Supplement (23 July 1970) found the interest of this 'fascinating' volume threefold: 'It gives fresh evidence of Boswell's scrupulousness, ability and tact; it leads us to a fuller understanding of what people expected from biography, and what were eighteenth-century notions of propriety and accuracy; and it enables us perhaps to define more clearly the achievement of Boswell's masterpiece. ' This corrected and enlarged version (the first edition has been out of print for two decades) will serve as a valuable supplement and companion to the Yale manuscript edition of the Life of Johnson, upon which all future editions of Boswell's biography will need to draw.

Life of Samuel Johnson (Annotated) (Paperback): James Boswell Life of Samuel Johnson (Annotated) (Paperback)
James Boswell
R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
London Journal (Paperback): James Boswell London Journal (Paperback)
James Boswell
R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland - With the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Hardcover): Samuel Johnson, James... A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland - With the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Hardcover)
Samuel Johnson, James Boswell; Introduction by Allan Massie
R613 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R64 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1773, the great Samuel Johnson–then 63–and his young friend and future biographer, James Boswell, traveled together around the coast of Scotland, each writing his own account of the 83-day journey. Published in one volume, the very different travelogues of this unlikely duo provide a fascinating picture not only of the Scottish Highlands but also of the relationship between two men whose fame would be forever entwined.

Johnson's account contains elegant descriptions and analyses of what was then a remote and rugged land. In contrast, the Scottish-born Boswell's journal of the trip focuses on the psychological landscape of his famously gruff and witty companion, and is part of the material he was already collecting for his future Life of Samuel Johnson, the masterly biography that would make his name.

Read together, the two accounts form both a unique classic of travel writing and a revelation of one of the most famous literary friendships.

Journey to the Hebrides - A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback,... Journey to the Hebrides - A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback, Main)
Samuel Johnson, James Boswell; Introduction by Ian McGowan
R372 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R82 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring the Highlands and the Western Islands of Scotland. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions and later published separate accounts of their journey together. The account of their great tour is one of the finest pieces of travel writing ever produced: it is a magnificent historical document and also a portrait of two extraordinary personalities. In the vivid prose of theses two famous men of letters, the Highlands and the Western Islands spring to life. The juxtaposition of the two very different accounts creates an unsurpassed portrait of a society which was utterly alien to the Europe of the Enlightenment, and straining on the brink of calamitous change. This great masterpiece, entertaining, profound, and marvellously readable is also our last portrait of a lost age and people.

The Life of Samuel Johnsonn, LL.D (Hardcover): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnsonn, LL.D (Hardcover)
James Boswell
R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Boswell S Life of Johnson (Hardcover): Augustine Birrell, James Boswell Boswell S Life of Johnson (Hardcover)
Augustine Birrell, James Boswell; Created by Archibald Constable and Company
R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Letters of James Boswell, Addressed to the Rev. W.J. Temple (Paperback): James Boswell Letters of James Boswell, Addressed to the Rev. W.J. Temple (Paperback)
James Boswell
R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Johnsoniana - Supplement to Boswell (Hardcover): James Boswell Johnsoniana - Supplement to Boswell (Hardcover)
James Boswell
R1,059 Discovery Miles 10 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Johnsoniana - Supplement to Boswell (Paperback): James Boswell Johnsoniana - Supplement to Boswell (Paperback)
James Boswell
R780 Discovery Miles 7 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume IV (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume IV (Paperback)
James Boswell
R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume IV (Hardcover): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume IV (Hardcover)
James Boswell
R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume III (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume III (Paperback)
James Boswell
R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume III (Paperback): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume III (Paperback)
James Boswell
R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume III (Hardcover): James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Volume III (Hardcover)
James Boswell
R904 Discovery Miles 9 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Letters of James Boswell, Addressed to the Rev. W.J. Temple (Hardcover): James Boswell Letters of James Boswell, Addressed to the Rev. W.J. Temple (Hardcover)
James Boswell
R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Story of Doctor Johnson - Being an Introduction to Boswell's Life (Paperback): Sydney Castle Roberts, James Boswell The Story of Doctor Johnson - Being an Introduction to Boswell's Life (Paperback)
Sydney Castle Roberts, James Boswell
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life Of Samuel Johnson - Including A Journal Of His Tour To The Hebrides; Volume 1 (Hardcover): James Boswell, John Wright The Life Of Samuel Johnson - Including A Journal Of His Tour To The Hebrides; Volume 1 (Hardcover)
James Boswell, John Wright
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Story of Doctor Johnson - Being an Introduction to Boswell's Life (Hardcover): Sydney Castle Roberts, James Boswell The Story of Doctor Johnson - Being an Introduction to Boswell's Life (Hardcover)
Sydney Castle Roberts, James Boswell
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life Of Samuel Johnson, Ll.d - Together With A Journal Of A Tour To The Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell The Life Of Samuel Johnson, Ll.d - Together With A Journal Of A Tour To The Hebrides (Paperback)
James Boswell
R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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