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100 1  Boswell, James,|d1740-1795. 
245 14 The life of Samuel Johnson|h[Hoopla electronic resource] /
       |cJames Boswell. 
250    Unabridged. 
260    [United States] :|bBlackstone Audio, Inc. :|bMade 
       available through hoopla,|c2012. 
300    1 online resource (1 audio file (43hr., 10 min.)) :
506    Digital content provided by hoopla. 
511 1  Read by Bernard Mayes. 
520    James Boswell forever changed the genre of biography when 
       he painstakingly transformed a scholarly profusion of 
       detail into a perceptive, lifelike portrait of Dr. Samuel 
       Johnson. James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson reveals a 
       man of outsized appetites and private vulnerabilities and 
       is the source of much of what we know about one of the 
       towering figures of English literature. Boswell spent a 
       great deal of time with Johnson in his final years and 
       from his scrupulously accurate memory and copious journal 
       was able to faithfully record the brilliance and wit of 
       Dr. Johnson's conversation. Boswell's aim and achievement 
       was completeness; no detail was too small for him. On this
       point Dr. Johnson remarked to him, "There is nothing, sir,
       too little for so little a creature as man." Boswell's 
       thirst for detail makes this indisputably the finest of 
       many biographies of Johnson. This biography gained its 
       unique place in literary history from the fact that its 
       style was revolutionary. The usual style of biographers of
       that era was to record dry facts from the subject's public
       life only. Boswell differed by incorporating actual 
       conversations of Dr. Johnson, which Boswell had previously
       noted down in journals, and by including many more details
       of personal life. The result revolutionized the genre. For
       both its subject and its style, The Life of Samuel Johnson
       is still popular with modern critics and students of the 
       history of English thought and of English literature. 
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