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The text of this edition is that of Boswell's 1791 first edition, and it remains, by common consent, the greatest biography in the English language. Johnson's centrality in 18th century letters is established not only by Boswell's record of life and conversation, but also by the success of the work in placing him in a literary and cultural context.