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Everyman's Library #253: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland: With the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Bookmark

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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.

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Allan Massie is a novelist, essayist, and critic whose books include The Dark Ages Trilogy and History of Edinburgh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375414183
Introduction:
Massie, Allan
Author:
Massie, Allan
Author:
Johnson, Samuel
Author:
Samuel Johnson and James Boswell
Author:
Boswell, James
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Europe - Gt. Britain/Scotland
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Authors, Scottish
Subject:
Hebrides
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
Hebrides (Scotland) Description and travel.
Subject:
Authors, English -- 18th century.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
travel;scotland;history;18th century;biography;non-fiction;hebrides;samuel johnson;literature;travel literature;travelogue;diary;travel writing;boswell;british;james boswell;classic;memoir;journal
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
no. 515.253
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.30x5.75x1.29 in. 1.24 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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