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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by Samuel Johnson
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Book by Samuel Johnson, published in 1775. The Journey was the result of a three-month trip to Scotland that Johnson took with James Boswell in 1773. It contains Johnson's descriptions of the customs, religion, education, trade, and agriculture of a society that was new to him. The account in Boswell's diary, published after Johnson's death as The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785), offers an intimate personal record of Johnson's behavior and conversation during the trip.

Author Biography

Samuel Johnson was born in 1709 and died in 1784--a long life, though one marred by depression and fear of death. Samuel Johnson's literary reputation rests on such a varied output that he defies easy description: poet, critic, lexicographer, travel writer, essayist, editor, and, with his good friend and fellow traveller James Boswell, a biographer. l
Release date NZ
May 31st, 1984
Contributor
Edited by Peter Levi
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
432
Dimensions
129x198x24
ISBN-13
9780140432213
Product ID
1683835

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