James Boswell's Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 4: 1780-1784
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DescriptionThe fourth and final installment in the Yale Boswell Editions' manuscript transcription of Boswell's Life of Johnson
The fourth and final volume of the manuscript edition of James Boswell's Life of Johnson, which traces Boswell's processes of composition from first draft to final publication. It restores much deleted material and passages lost or overlooked at proof and revise stage, and corrects many compositorial and other errors and misreadings. Bonnell's annotation clarifies a range of textual and editorial issues, and sheds new light on Boswell's processes of selection and deletion.
Yale University Press
March 03, 2020
6.5 X 1.4 X 9.3 inches | 2.0 pounds
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About the Author
Thomas F. Bonnell is professor of English at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, and the author of The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry, 1765-1810. He edited Volume Three of the Life of Johnson manuscript edition.