Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 June 2002

198 Pages | 9 reproductions of portraits & manuscripts

ISBN: 9780198187394

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Designing the Life of Johnson

Bruce Redford

Lyell Lectures in Bibliography

  • A scintillating study of Boswell the biographer and Johnson the subject, from one of the foremost scholars of both.
  • Bruce Redford is the editor of both Johnson's Letters and the manuscript of Boswell's Life of Johnson, making him uniquely well placed to study Boswell's extraordinary achievement.
  • Shows how Boswell revised and refined his notes and drafts, to fashion and dramatize the presentation of his famous friend Johnson.