Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766-1769

By: Pottle, Frederick A.; Brady, Frank

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First edition. No jacket. Boards lightly toned. Newspaper clippings laid in. 1956 Hard Cover. xxvi, 390 pp. In this volume, we follow Boswell from his return from his grand tour of Europe until his marriage in 1769, in what was probably some of the happiest years of his life. During the course of the book he graduates as an advocate, he gets involved in the Douglas cause, he publishes both Dorando and the hugely successful Account of Corsica, he travels to Ireland in search of a wife, and finally ends up marrying his own cousin Margaret Montgomerie. Boswell apparently ceased to write a full journal upon his return from Europe in early 1766. The year of 1766 is therefore mostly illustrated by some of his letters to and from William Temple, Samuel Johnson, David Dalrymple and William Pitt. In early 1767 he again began to write a journal, although not as detailed as his earlier ones. He continued this until June 3, 1767, after which no further journal entries are known until January 1, 1768 - which may be either due to his ceasing to write once again, or it may have been lost. Several journal fragments from January 1 until May 22, 1768, are then included, followed by another pause in the journal of almost a year until April 25, 1769, and his Journal of Journey to Ireland together with his cousin Margaret Montgomerie. James and Margaret became so close on this journey that they eventually decided to marry, which they did on November 25,

Title: Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766-1769

Author: Pottle, Frederick A.; Brady, Frank

Categories: Biography, European, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1956

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2292343