The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell

He's one of English literature's all-time heavyweights, but most of what we know about Samuel Johnson, the man, comes from his friend Boswell’s hearty anecdotal biog.

The 43rd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  2. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  3. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  4. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  5. - The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)

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The Life of Samuel Johnson (Penguin Classics) Paperback 910402 $5.95 $0.25 1979
Life of Samuel Johnson (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) Paperback 737559 $8.95 $1.69 2008
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The Life of Samuel Johnson (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 379683 $19.95 $5.00 1993
Selections From James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson: Chosen and Ed. By R.W. Chapman (1919) Paperback 17617315 $14.99 $23.25 2009
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D Paperback 6501212 $19.86 $23.17 2013
The Life of Samuel Johnson, Ll.D., (3 Volume Set) Hardcover 5496658 $100.00 1983
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James Boswell's Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript, Volume 1: 1709-1765 (Yale Editions of the Private Papers Jame) Hardcover 1677413 $542.14 $217.19 1995
Life of Samuel Johnson (Books That Changed Man's Thinking) Hardcover 657345 $177.01 $99.00
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (The Complete Unabridged Edition in 6 Volumes): Including the Journal & Diary + The Abridged and Edited Edition by Charles Kindle Edition 328984 $0.99 2013
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Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 1222403 $9.91 $0.01 1998
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Life of Samuel Johnson: 1709-65 v. 1 (The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell) Hardcover 12514416 $335.37 1995
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