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Inhaltsangabe: Samuel Johnson was a well known literary figure in England. Johnson was an author, lexicographer, biographer and critic. His book A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775) is a travel narrative about an eighty-three day journey through Scotland, in particular the islands of the Hebrides, in the late summer and autumn of 1773. It contains Johnson's descriptions of the customs, religion, education, trade, and agriculture of a society that was new to him. The sixty-three year-old Johnson was accompanied by his thirty-two year-old friend of many years James Boswell, who was also keeping a record of the trip, published in 1785 as A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides.
In 1773, the great Samuel Johnson?then 63?and his young friend and future biographer, James Boswell, traveled together around the coast of Scotland, each writing his own account of the 83-day journey. Published in one volume, the very different travelogues of this unlikely duo provide a fascinating picture not only of the Scottish Highlands but also of the relationship between two men whose fame would be forever entwined.
Johnson's account contains elegant descriptions and analyses of what was then a remote and rugged land. In contrast, the Scottish-born Boswell's journal of the trip focuses on the psychological landscape of his famously gruff and witty companion, and is part of the material he was already collecting for his future Life of Samuel Johnson, the masterly biography that would make his name.
Read together, the two accounts form both a unique classic of travel writing and a revelation of one of the most famous literary friendships.
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