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Description - Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 by James Boswell

In 1762 James Boswell, then twenty-two years old, left Edinburgh for London. The famous Journal he kept during the next nine months is an intimate account of his encounters with the high-life and the low-life in London. Frank and confessional as a personal portrait of the young Boswell, the Journal is also revealing as a vivid portrayal of life in eighteenth-century London. This new edition includes a Foreword by Peter Ackroyd, which discusses Boswell's life and achievement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748621460
ISBN-10: 0748621466
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Boswell

The late Frederick Pottle, Sterling Professor of English Emeritus at Yale University, was editor, bibliographer, and biographer of James Boswell

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