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BOSWELL, J.: Life of Johnson (A) (Abridged)

    
      

 

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BOSWELL, J.: Life of Johnson (A) (Abridged)

Boswell’s biography of his friend and hero Samuel Johnson is an acknowledged classic, full of humorous anecdote and rich characterisation. Johnson’s complex humanity (his depression, fear of death, intellectual brilliance and rough humour) is set within a vivid picture of eighteenth-century London, peopled by personalities of the time such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Wilkes, Oliver Goldsmith and David Garrick.



Disc 1

  A Life of Johnson
1.   Play with flash player Dr Johnson’s birth and background 00:04:09
2.   Play with flash player Dr Johnson – the student 00:08:49
3.   Play with flash player The move to London 00:06:07
4.   Play with flash player The death of his wife 00:05:42
5.   Play with flash player Publication of the Dictionary 00:04:53
6.   Play with flash player My first meeting with Dr Johnson 00:09:41
7.   Play with flash player With Dr Johnson and Dr Goldsmith 00:04:13
8.   Play with flash player ‘Pity is not natural to man’ 00:06:54
9.   Play with flash player ‘Jean Bull philosophe’ 00:06:32
10.   Play with flash player 1764 - The Literary Club 00:06:25
11.   Play with flash player 1765 – With the Thrale family 00:07:02
12.   Play with flash player ‘Smile with the wise and feed with the rich’ 00:08:47


Disc 2

  A Life of Johnson
1.   Play with flash player Hope and experience 00:08:39
2.   Play with flash player Johnson’s personal courage 00:08:21
3.   Play with flash player A capital tavern 00:05:23
4.   Play with flash player Dr Johnson’s compassion 00:05:51
5.   Play with flash player Dr Johnson meets John Wilkes 00:10:24
6.   Play with flash player Bons mots from the Johnsonian garden 00:04:47
7.   Play with flash player More dialogues 00:07:29
8.   Play with flash player Lives of the Poets 00:05:34
9.   Play with flash player 1783 - aged 74 00:05:43
10.   Play with flash player The last year 00:04:41
11.   Play with flash player The death of Dr Johnson 00:09:26

Total Playing Time: 02:35:32






Author(s):
Boswell, James

Reader(s):
Hartman, Billy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: NA237012

Barcode: 9789626343708

Release Date: 01/2006

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