Journey to the Hebrides: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Canongate Classics) Samuel Johnson

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Published: July 1st 2010

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Journey to the Hebrides: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Canongate Classics)  by  Samuel Johnson

Journey to the Hebrides: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Canongate Classics) by Samuel Johnson
July 1st 2010 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 512 pages | ISBN: | 7.31 Mb

Introduced by Ian McGowan. Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions, and later published separate accounts of their journey. TheseMoreIntroduced by Ian McGowan. Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland.

Both kept detailed notes of their impressions, and later published separate accounts of their journey. These accounts of their great tour contain some of the finest pieces of travel writing ever produced: they are magnificent historical documents and also portraits of two extraordinary personalities.

In the vivid prose of these two famous men of letters, the Highlands and the Western Islands spring to life. The juxtaposition of the two very different accounts creates an unsurpassed portrait of a society which was utterly alien to the Europe of the Enlightenment, and which was straining on the brink of calamitous change. These great masterpieces, entertaining, profound, and marvellously readable are also our last chronicles of a lost age and people.



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