To the Hebrides: Samuel Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and James Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

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Birlinn, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 645 pages
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Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring through the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland as far west as the islands of Skye, Raasay, Coll, Mull, Inchkenneth and Iona. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions, and later published separate accounts of their journey. These works contain some of the finest pieces of travel writing ever produced: they are also magnificent historical documents as well as portraits of two extraordinary men of letters.

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The Highlands
77
The Highlands
78
Skye
117
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Samuel Johnson is famous today as the author of the first dictionary of the English language, and as the subject of one of the most famous biographies of all time (by James Boswell). Also known as a poet, critic, journalist, philosopher and editor, he was one of the most celebrated figures of his day. He died in 1709.

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