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James Boswell (1) [1740–1795]

This page covers the author of The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D..

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James Boswell's fame and accomplishments are such that his name has become synonymous with a close friend and biographer. Although many of his great works and correspondence were lost to scholars for many years, they were fortunately discovered in the 1920s and later published.

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