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Journey to the Hebrides

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

By Samuel Johnson, James Boswell



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Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring the Highlands and the Western Islands of Scotland. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions and later published separate accounts of their journey together. The account of their great tour is one of the finest pieces of travel writing ever produced: it is a historical document and also a portrait of two extraordinary personalities. The juxtaposition of the two very different accounts creates a portrait of a society which was utterly alien to the Europe of the Enlightenment, and straining on the brink of calamitous change. It is suitable as a key text for school and college courses in literary or social history studies. Samuel Johnson is the author of "A Dictionary of the English Language" and "The Lives of The English Poets". James Boswell is the author of "The Life of Samuel Johnson".

Product code: 9780862415884

ISBN 9780862415884
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS30
Series Canongate Classics
Edition Main
No. Of Pages 512
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Introduced by Ian McGowan