London Journal 1762-1763

London Journal 1762-1763

Written by:
Introduction by: Gordon Turnbull
Notes by: Gordon Turnbull

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140436501
  • 656 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


The journals of a legendary Scottish writer

Edinburgh-born James Boswell, at twenty-two, kept a daily diary of his eventful second stay in London from 1762 to 1763. This journal, not discovered for more than 150 years, is a deft, frank and artful record of adventures ranging from his vividly recounted love affair with a Covent Garden actress to his first amusingly bruising meeting with Samuel Johnson, to whom Boswell would later become both friend and biographer. The London Journal 1762-63 is a witty, incisive and compellingly candid testament to Boswell’s prolific talents.

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London Journal 1762-1763

London Journal 1762-1763

Written by: James Boswell, Introduction by: Gordon Turnbull, Notes by: Gordon Turnbull