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James Boswell

Author (29-Oct-1740 — 19-May-1795)


A. Russell Brooks. James Boswell. Twayne. 1983. 181pp.

William C. Dowling. Language and Logos in Boswell's Life of Johnson. Princeton University Press. 1981. 185pp.

William C. Dowling. The Boswellian Hero. University of Georgia Press. 1979. 202pp.

Roger Hutchinson. All the Sweets of Being: A Life of James Boswell. Edinburgh, Scotland: Mainstream Publishing. 1995. 238pp.

D. B. Wyndham Lewis. James Boswell: A Short Life. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1952. 285pp. Second edition.

Frank L. Lucas. The Search for Good Sense: Four Eighteenth-Century Characters: Johnson, Chesterfield, Boswell, Goldsmith. London: Cassell. 1958.

Peter Martin. A Life of James Boswell. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 2000. 613pp.

Hesketh Pearson. Johnson and Boswell: The Story of Their Lives. London: Heinemann. 1958. 390pp.

Frederick A. Pottle. Pride and Negligence: The History of the Boswell Papers. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. 1982. 290pp.

Frederick A. Pottle. Boswell and the Girl From Botany Bay. London: William Heinemann. 1938. 44pp. Boswell's relations with Mary Broad/Bryant.

Frederick A. Pottle; Frank Brady. James Boswell: The Earlier Years, 1740-1769. London: Heinemann. 1966. 606pp.

Frederick A. Pottle; Frank Brady. James Boswell: The Later Years, 1769-1795. London: Heinemann. 1984. 609pp.

Frederick Albert Pottle. The Literary Career of James Boswell, Esq.: Being the Bibliographical Materials for a life of Boswell. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1929.

Charles Ryskamp; Frederick A. Pottle (editors). Boswell: The Ominous Years, 1774-1776. William Heinemann. 1963. 427pp.

Adam Sisman. Boswell's Presumptuous Task. London: Hamish Hamilton. 2000.

Chauncey Brewster Tinker (editor). Letters of James Boswell. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1924. (2 vols.) 550pp.

Chauncey Brewster Tinker. Young Boswell: Chapters on James Boswell the Biographer Based Largely On New Material. Boston, MA: The Atlantic Monthly Press. 1922. 266pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.183)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.31)

  8. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.42)

  9. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.50-52)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.126)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.64)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.68)

  13. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.77)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.57)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.30)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.18)

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