Author

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James Boswell

Scottish lawyer, diarist and author

1740   -   1795

country of citizenship: Great Britain, United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Utrecht University
occupation: diarist, writer, lawyer, biographer

James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (; 29 October 1740 (N.S.) – 19 May 1795), was a Scottish biographer, diarist, and lawyer, born in Edinburgh. He is best known for his biography of his friend and older contemporary, the English writer Samuel Johnson, which is commonly said to be the greatest biography written in the English language. A great mass of Boswell's diaries, letters and private papers were recovered from the 1920s to the 1950s, and their ongoing publication by Yale University has transformed his reputation.
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works

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The Life of Samuel Johnson

biography by Boswell

author: James Boswell

1791

An Account of Corsica

book by James Boswell

author: James Boswell

1768

Account of Corsica

book by James Boswell

author: James Boswell

1768

Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides

book by James Boswell

author: James Boswell

1785

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