Life of Samuel Johnson (Unabridged)
Narrator Jonathan Oliver
The literary critic Samuel Johnson was 54 when he first encountered James Boswell; the friendship that developed spawned one of the greatest biographies in the history of world literature. The book is full of humorous anecdote and rich characterization, and paints a vivid picture of 18th-century London, peopled by prominent personalities of the time such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Wilkes, Oliver Goldsmith and David Garrick. It also gives insight into Johnson's depression, fear of death, intellectual brilliance and rough humour.
Duration: 3 days (18:45:14) Publishing date: 2000-01-01; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —