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5.0 out of 5 stars The best biography ever written, and should be read in full, 7 Oct 2000
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This is the best biography ever written; so good, in fact, that you should get the unabridged version. The most fascinating thing about Johnson is not his one-off witticisms or words of wisdom, but his character as it slowly unfolds in Boswell's writing, and the fuller the picture you get, the better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite biography, 11 Mar 1998
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I enjoyed reading this biography very much, finding Boswell an amazingly adroit reporter and his subject fascinating and wise. Johnson was full of shrewdness and good sense, along with amusing biases and unusual mannerisms, just the sort of person to ask to liven up a dinner. The book is both humorous and moving, written in a lively style, and good for repeated readings through the years.
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Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)
Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics) by James Boswell (Paperback - 10 Sep 1998)
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