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Boswell's Presumptuous Task by Adam Sisman
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May 04, 2008

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Started reading this last week, as I prepare to read Boswell's Life Of Johnson. This book is about how Boswell went about writing that famous book, which is perhaps the most influential biography in the English language. I'm about a third of the way through this one, and am very pleased with it. The author, Adam Sisman, has done a fine job telling his story, and I am finding both Boswell and Johnson to be most interesting people. Can't wait to finish this!

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