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Published: 22 October 2020

576 Pages | 3 Maps


ISBN: 9780198798743

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

Samuel Johnson and James Boswell
Edited by Jack Lynch and Celia Barnes

Oxford World's Classics

  • A classic text combining the work of Boswell and Johnson.
  • Provides both a reading and critical engagement with the texts.
  • Presents a lightly edited version of Boswell and Johnson's works; this publication preserves the original orthography, corrects typographical errors, and adapts some of the punctuation to fit modern grammatical standards.
  • Provides clear and concise explanations of Johnson's and Boswell's respective careers, their friendship, and Boswell's grand biographical project.
  • Highlights eighteenth-century notions of stadial development and the progress of civilization.
  • Addresses the Scottish Enlightenment, the Reformation and rise of Presbyterianism and the Ossianic controversy, which entered its most heated phase while Johnson and Boswell were touring Scotland.

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