The Journey to the Western Islands Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell
(Penguin English Library)

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Book by Samuel Johnson, published in 1775. The Journey was the result of a three-month trip to Scotland that Johnson took with James Boswell in 1773. It contains Johnson's descriptions of the customs, religion, education, trade, and agriculture of a society that was new to him. The account in Boswell's diary, published after Johnson's death as The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785), offers an intimate personal record of Johnson's behavior and conversation during the trip.
 

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Samuel Johnson was born in 1709 and died in 1784--a long life, though one marred by depression and fear of death. Samuel Johnson's literary reputation rests on such a varied output that he defies easy description: poet, critic, lexicographer, travel writer, essayist, editor, and, with his good friend and fellow traveller James Boswell, a biographer. l
 
Published January 26, 2006 by Penguin. 432 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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