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London journal, 1762-1763

James Boswell

London journal, 1762-1763

now first published from the original manuscript. Prepared for the press, with introd. and notes by Frederick A. Pottle; with a pref. by Christopher Morley.

by James Boswell

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesThe Yale editions of the private papers of James Boswell, Yale editions of the private papers of James Boswell
ContributionsPottle, Frederick Albert, 1897-
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 370 p. maps. ;
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19804686M

The world lay all before him, and well-known episodes such as his Corsican adventure and his conquest of literary London in the company of Samuel Johnson remained no more than a vague dream at this stage. But there's another reason that the book gripped me, which has to do with Life itself -- or more precisely, with Death. Boswell was himself a mixed bag of an 18th century young man--from the casual sexual dalliances and their consequences to the social networking that failed to yield a commission in Guards. Louisa knew not my powers.

I bought it because I'm something of an Anglophile, and I'm a bit smitten by the whole idea of 18th century literary London. She informed me that Saturday could not be the hoped-for time to bestow perfect felicity upon me. Madam, I wish much to believe you. What I did learn was who he ate breakfast with for most mornings of a 8 month period of time. Well, Sir, by the same solemn oath I protest that I was ignorant of it.

But now, Madam, I am thoroughly convinced. He draws attention to the ways in which the city allows us to assume roles and personas to act upon our basest desires, detailing his disguised exploits with prostitutes or long nights of boozy excess. Why to be sure, if such a person should appear, he must be taken care of. As such, the edition is to be considered the present authoritative version of the London Journal.


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London journal, 1762-1763 book

It was interesting and exciting.

London Journal 1762

But that was then, and this is now. Madam, such a thing in this case is worse than from a woman of the town, as from her you may expect it. January 1, John I guess boswell does know or knew how to write but I hated the person he was in when he wrote this and I do not believe for a minute that he was true in his writtings.

In general, this is a journal of two halves — the first mainly consisting of Boswell trying to get laid and wangle a cushy job as an ornamental Liza Picard said that Boswell's London journal shows a rather dislikable man painting a vivid and accurate picture London journal himself, and I think that gets it about right.

The diarists shared an overlapping stretch of time, but that was one of the few things they did share. A young man with literary pretensions, he is fun until he falls under Samuel Johnson's thumb, and then her0-worship, for he saw Johnson as a more supportive father-figure, becomes ni An interesting view of life in London in the middle of the 18th century.

I felt a rather delicate sensation of love than a violent amorous 1762-1763 book for her. History people, read all that stuff on August 4th next year. January 1, Avis Black I have tried to read this book more than once, but Boswell--when he is his normal, unguarded self--comes across as the most excruciating little narcissistic prick you've ever discovered between the pages of a journal.

Is that a word, biographied? His post-coital aversion was as strong as it was ineffectual. Moreover, some readers may prefer its paperback edition, therefore, please visit this Penguin Classics website for more details or how to make an order.

I bought it because I'm something of an Anglophile, and I'm a bit smitten by the whole idea of 18th century literary London. I had a low opinion of this practice and resolved to do it no more. As for the content, the book remains an incomparably precise rendition of the workings of a contradictory mind and a peculiar sensibility.

A map of London, two short appendices and a good index complete the volume. Second, we must remember that the segment chosen to open this sequence happened to be the most youthful and high-spirited. Embarrassingly real. Well Sir said She, with a sweet complacency.

When it was done, she slunk off. Boswell recounts, among other things, his first meeting with Samuel Johnson, and his many visits James Boswell, twenty-two year old Edinburgh gentleman, kept a daily diary of his adventurous stay in London from to I sweated with anxiety, which made me worse.

More generally, almost two generations of criticism have elapsed, and every reader today will ask questions of the text which the original editor would scarcely have formulated—although he might have come up with some interesting answers.

They mean nothing to me. He simply happened to be an idiot gifted at writing biography. Boswell, as ever, is rather pleased with himself: A more voluptuous night, I never enjoyed. Be sure allways to make a woman better than her Sex [. In other words, I need to rewrite from my ideas and the notes in the book and we'll see what'd happen.

I think one of the problems is that this book is not a bestseller nowadays, therefore, finding a copy to read is naturally an adventure.

No work of eighteenth-century literature has made such an impact on the broad reading public over recent years. January 1, Liisa This was more interesting and entertaining than I expected! Gordon Turnbull. But I give you my word of honour that you shall not be discovered.Get this from a library!

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