9780140432213

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140432213

  • ISBN10:

    0140432213

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1984-09-04
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

Book by Samuel Johnson, published in 1775. The Journey was the result of a three-month trip to Scotland that Johnson took with James Boswell in 1773. It contains Johnson's descriptions of the customs, religion, education, trade, and agriculture of a society that was new to him. The account in Boswell's diary, published after Johnson's death as The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785), offers an intimate personal record of Johnson's behavior and conversation during the trip.

Author Biography

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was the leading literary scholar and critic of his time. A writer of vigor, power, passion, and profundity, he helped to shape and define the Augustan Age.

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