A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, and the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

By: Johnson, Samuel; Boswell, James; Levi, Peter

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Pages very lightly toned. 1984 Trade Paperback. 429 pp. As it turned out, Johnson enjoyed their Scottish journey (although the land was not quite so wild and barbaric as perhaps he had hoped), and Boswell delighted in it. The year was 1773, they were sixty-three and thirty-two years old, and had been friends for ten years. Their journals, published together here, perfectly complement each other. Johnson's majestic prose and hawk eye for curious detail take in everything from the stone arrowheads found in the Hebrides, to the 'medicinal' waters of Loch Ness and the mischiefs of emigration. Meanwhile, it is very lucky that as Johnson was observing Scotland, Boswell was observing Johnson. His record is perceptive, highly entertaining and full of sardonic wit; for him, as for us, it is an appetizer for The Life of Johnson.

Title: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, and the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Author: Johnson, Samuel; Boswell, James; Levi, Peter

Categories: European, History, Literary & Intellectual, Biography, Adventure,

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1984

ISBN Number: 0140432213

ISBN Number 13: 9780140432213

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2276978

Keywords: ADVENTURE TRAVEL TRAVELOGUE JOURNAL BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY MEMOIRS SAMUEL JOHNSON JAMES BOSWELL SCOTLAND HEBRIDES,