FACTS AND INVENTIONS
Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell

JAMES BOSWELL
480pp 19 ILLUS 2014 LIST PRICE: £70.00 B867

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James Boswell (1740-95), best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson, was also a lawyer, journalist, diarist and an insightful chronicler of a pivotal epoch in Western history. This collection presents a generous and varied selection of his journalistic writings, most of which have not been published since the eighteenth century. It illuminates not only neglected corners of Boswell s interests and career, but the wider journalistic culture of late eighteenth-century Britain, bringing to new attention the topics, habits and reading practices of its lively world of print media.