London Journal 1762-1763

Author: James Boswell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241215455

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 656

View: 4861

Edinburgh-born James Boswell, at twenty-two, kept a daily diary of his eventful second stay in London from 1762 to 1763. This journal, not discovered for more than 150 years, is a deft, frank and artful record of adventures ranging from his vividly recounted love affair with a Covent Garden actress to his first amusingly bruising meeting with Samuel Johnson, to whom Boswell would later become both friend and biographer. The London Journal 1762-63 is a witty, incisive and compellingly candid testament to Boswell's prolific talents.

Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763

Author: James Boswell,Frederick Albert Pottle

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300093018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 3502

In 1762 James Boswell, then twenty-two years old, left Edinburgh for London. The famous Journal he kept during the next nine months is an intimate account of his encounters with the high-life and the low-life in London. Frank and confessional as a personal portrait of the young Boswell, the Journal is also revealing as a portrayal of life in eighteenth-century London. This paperback reissue includes a Foreword by Peter Ackroyd, which discusses Boswell's life and achievement.

The Journals of James Boswell, 1762-1795

Author: James Boswell,John Wain

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300060744

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

View: 459

Writer, rake, wit, traveler, and man-about-town, Boswell went everywhere, knew everyone, and never missed an opportunity to enjoy himself. His journals are compulsively self-revealing.


Prostitute Narratives from the Eighteenth Century

Author: Laura Rosenthal

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770482012

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

View: 2769

This anthology makes available for the first time a selection of narratives by and about prostitutes in the eighteenth century. These memoirs, some written by and some about eighteenth-century prostitutes, offer important insights into female experience and class and gender roles in the period. Portraying the lives of women in both success and hardship, written in voices ranging from repentant to bawdy, the memoirs show the complexity of the lives of the “nightwalkers.” For eighteenth-century readers, as Laura Rosenthal writes in her introduction, these memoirs “offered sensual and sentimental journeys, glimpses into high life and low life, and relentless confrontations with the explosive power of money and the vulnerability of those without it.” Offering a range of narratives from the conservative and reformist to the unabashedly libertine, this book provides a fascinating alternative look into eighteenth-century culture.

Journals and Letters

Author: Frances Burney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911050

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 624

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Novelist and playwright Frances (Fanny) Burney, 1752-1840, was also a prolific writer of journals and letters, beginning with the diary she started at fifteen and continuing until the end of her eventful life. From her youth in London high society to a period in the court of Queen Charlotte and her years interned in France with her husband Alexandre d'Arblay during the Napoleonic Wars, she captured the changing times around her, creating brilliantly comic and candid portraits of those she encountered - including the 'mad' King George, Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, David Garrick and a charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte. She also describes, in her most moving piece, undergoing a mastectomy at fifty-nine without anaesthetic. Whether a carefree young girl or a mature woman, Fanny Burney's forthright, intimate and wickedly perceptive voice brings her world powerfully to life.

Only the Paranoid Survive

How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company

Author: Andrew S. Grove

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307574978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9019

Andy Grove, founder and former CEO of Intel shares his strategy for success as he takes the reader deep inside the workings of a major company in Only the Paranoid Survive. Under Andy Grove's leadership, Intel became the world's largest chip maker and one of the most admired companies in the world. In Only the Paranoid Survive, Grove reveals his strategy for measuring the nightmare moment every leader dreads--when massive change occurs and a company must, virtually overnight, adapt or fall by the wayside--in a new way. Grove calls such a moment a Strategic Inflection Point, which can be set off by almost anything: mega-competition, a change in regulations, or a seemingly modest change in technology. When a Strategic Inflection Point hits, the ordinary rules of business go out the window. Yet, managed right, a Strategic Inflection Point can be an opportunity to win in the marketplace and emerge stronger than ever. Grove underscores his message by examining his own record of success and failure, including how he navigated the events of the Pentium flaw, which threatened Intel's reputation in 1994, and how he has dealt with the explosions in growth of the Internet. The work of a lifetime, Only the Paranoid Survive is a classic of managerial and leadership skills.

Believe Me

A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens

Author: Eddie Izzard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698405668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 5875

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer With his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to historical politics, sexual politics, mad ancient kings, and chickens with guns, Eddie Izzard has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender, and race. Writing with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school, and alternative sexuality, as well as a life in comedy, film, politics, running and philanthropy. Honest and generous, Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far.

Boswell's Edinburgh Journals


Author: Hugh M. Milne

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857905864

Category: History

Page: 622

View: 3536

James Boswell's relish for life, unflinching honesty and wide social contacts make him one of the raciest and most entertaining of all diarists.This is a one-volume edition of the journals he kept while making his living as an advocate in eighteenth-century Edinburgh. Hugh Milne's introduction and notes remove the barriers that time has placed between us and Boswell. The result is a book in which an extraordinary personality lives before us upon the page. Boswell embodied in himself all the extremes and contradictions of his time and place. This was the Edinburgh of the Enlightenment, and among his friends he counted thinkers like David Hume and Adam Smith, and entertained eminent visitors like Dr Johnson. Boswell was alive to every new social or political idea and was interested in all the drama of human life, whether high or low. All Boswell's public and private doings, and his inner debates about religion and the meaning of life, go unedited into his journal. His vivid description of a whole gallery of characters and situations makes its pages compulsively readable.


A True Story of Murder in America

Author: Jill Leovy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0385529988

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 6849

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times discusses the hundreds of murders that occur in the city each year, and focuses on the story of the dedicated group of detectives who pursue justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle.

It's What I Do

A Photographer's Life of Love and War

Author: Lynsey Addario

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143128418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8256

A MacArthur Genius Grant and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist documents her relentless pursuit of complex truths in the years after September 11, describing her witness to the American invasion of Afghanistan and the lives of people before and after Taliban reign. Simultaneous.

Dirty Old London

The Victorian Fight Against Filth

Author: Lee Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300192053

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 2553

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details--from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet--this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.

London Journal, 1762-1763

Author: James Boswell

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140436501

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 9256

'I could observe People looking at me with envy, as a man of some distinction & a favourite of My Lady's. Bravo thought I. I am sure I deserve to be a favourite' Edinburgh-born James Boswell, at twenty-two, kept a daily diary of his eventful second stay in London. His journal, not discovered for more than 150 years, is a frank and artful record of adventures ranging from his vividly recounted affair with a Covent Garden actress, to his first amusingly bruising meeting with Samuel Johnson, to whom Boswell would later become both friend and biographer. This youthful portion of Boswell's journal is a witty, incisive and compellingly candid testament to his autobiographical talents. Gordon Turnbull's introduction examines the changing opinions of Boswell through the centuries, the afterlife of his private diaries, Boswell's family background and his struggle to make his own way within the pressures of social expectation. This edition also contains a chronology, appendices, and suggested further reading. With an introduction and notes by GORDON TURNBULL

Boswell in Search of a Wife 1766 1769

Author: James Boswell

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781296821302


Page: 448

View: 7950

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