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David Timson talks about the relationship between Samuel Johnson and James Boswell - how they met, their unlikely friendship, and extensive conversations - and the composition of Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson, one of the greatest biographies in the history of world literature.

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  • Thiago
  • 09-01-21

introduces the work

good introduction, well read, I liked it, I need to have fifteen words in this review

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  • LimyCrescent61
  • 09-08-20

An entertaining intro to Boswell's Life of Johnson

It has been some time since I read Boswell's Life of Johnson. This short lecture gives a good overview of the friendship between Boswell and Johnson, the circumstances under which Boswell wrote the biography, and a couple of interesting examples from the biography. The bio is a long read; if you just want the flavor of it, you'll be happy with this short piece. When you're done, you might find you want to (re)read the whole biography!

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  • EmilyK
  • 23-07-19

amusing preview which draws listener in

This was a fun listen that drew me in to the Life of Johnson - one of those literary works that I've often thought i should read. This preview was free and highly recommended for amusing content and great narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-21

Thoroughly enjoyed.

This is direct and to the point. I enjoyed this podcast immensely. Although, only a quick piece it was light, clear and upbeat.