Free Shipping in Australia on over 5 million books in stock
Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 By James Boswell

Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763

Used Price
$35.99
inc. GST
Free Shipping in Australia
This edition has long been recognised as THE authoritative version of Boswell's famous account of encounters with the high-life and the low-life in London in 1762.

Only 2 left


Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 Summary


Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 by James Boswell

Boswell was the most charming companion in the world, and London becomes his dining room and his playground, his club and his confessional. No celebrant of the London world can ignore his book.' Peter Ackroyd, from the Foreword In 1762 James Boswell, then twenty-two years old, left Edinburgh for London. The famous Journal he kept during the next nine months is an intimate account of his encounters with the high-life and the low-life in London. Frank and confessional as a personal portrait of the young Boswell, the Journal is also revealing as a vivid portrayal of life in eighteenth-century London. This new edition includes a Foreword by Peter Ackroyd, which discusses Boswell's life and achievement. Key Features: * Features a new Foreword by Peter Ackroyd, author of London: The Biography * This edition of Boswell's classic text has long been recognised as THE authoritative version * Edited by the renowned Boswell expert, the late Frederick A. Pottle * Includes a first-class introduction and informative notes throughout

Customer Reviews - Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763


Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 Reviews


[The journal is] more perceptive and uninhibited and magically alive than one could have hoped... Boswell transforms the most trifling occurrences into adventures, and imparts to the reader his own surpassing lust for experience and his keen sense of the fascination of life. -- Austin Wright The journal is admirably edited and annotated. -- W. H. Auden [The journal is] more perceptive and uninhibited and magically alive than one could have hoped... Boswell transforms the most trifling occurrences into adventures, and imparts to the reader his own surpassing lust for experience and his keen sense of the fascination of life. The journal is admirably edited and annotated.

About James Boswell


Frederick A. Pottle was Sterling Professor of English Emeritus at Yale University, and editor, bibliographer and biographer of James Boswell. Peter Ackroyd is author of London: The Biography, The Life of Thomas More, Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination and many other books.

Additional information

GOR004006777
Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 by James Boswell
James Boswell
The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Edinburgh University Press
2004-08-11
384
0748621466
9780748621460
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.