Johnson and Boswell in Scotland: A Journey to the Hebrides

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Yale University Press, 1993 - 330 pages
In 1773 Samuel Johnson and James Boswell made their celebrated journey through the Highlands of Scotland and the Hebrides. Johnson published his great account, the Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland in 1775, and it became one of the most acute - and popular - social commentaries of its age. The 33 year old Boswell composed his more anecdotal and high-spirited journal, A Tour to the Hebrides, in 1786; it is chiefly a revelatory portrait of Johnson as he ventured into the unfamiliar regions of a remote part of Britain.

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

Fascinating account by Johnson of his trip through Scotland with Boswell (who also wrote up an account). Full of information about the life and times of the Highlands in the late 1700s. Insights like ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pepys - LibraryThing

I liked best this book when it described the beginning of the journey in the Highlands. But Johnson's verbosity was a bit tiring afterwards, & I kept looking to the number of pages left. I found ... Read full review

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