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By Donald J. Newman (Editor), Donald J. Newman (Contributions by), Paul Tankard (Contributions by), James J. Caudle (Contributions by), Terry Seymour (Contributions by), Celia Barnes (Contributions by), Allan Ingram (Contributions by), Jennifer Preston Wilson (Contributions by), Nigel Aston (Contributions by)
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Boswell and the Press: Essays on the Ephemeral Writing of James Boswell is the first sustained examination of James Boswell’s ephemeral writing, his contributions to periodicals, his pamphlets, and his broadsides. The essays collected here enhance our comprehension of his interests, capabilities, and proclivities as an author and refine our understanding of how the print environment in which he worked influenced what he wrote and how he wrote it. This book will also be of interest to historians of journalism and the publishing industry of eighteenth-century Britain.

About the Author

DONALD J. NEWMAN is an independent scholar in Texas with research interests in James Boswell and eighteenth-century journalism. He has published numerous articles about Boswell and is the editor of James Boswell: Psychological Interpretations, The Spectator: Emerging Discourses, and Fair Philosopher: Eliza Haywood and “The Female Spectator.”

Praise For…

"Boswell and the Press is a powerful, intellectually stimulating, and persuasively written book, offering a range of compelling and often luminous chapters by authors expert in Boswellian studies. The book breaks new ground in surveying a large corpus—for example, The Cub, at New-market; A Letter to the People of Scotland; An Account of Corsica—and finds fresh things to say about an author who most of us thought we knew as well as the back of our hand.”
— Anthony Lee

“This groundbreaking volume of new essays on James Boswell is of unusually high quality: the essays are individually eloquent and informative, and as a whole the volume opens up Boswell to new approaches with new information. If you thought that James Boswell was old hat, Boswell and the Press will have you rethinking the career of Johnson’s biographer.”
— George Justice

"Among the best of those essays is Newman’s introductory overview of Boswell’s ephemera, which largely avoids the necessary evil of such introductions, namely, a brisk trot through all the following essays in an attempt to illustrate, or create, a unity in the collection. A mere three of the 29 pages are so employed, with the balance providing an excellent summary of the role that producing journalism played throughout the author’s life."
— Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684482818
ISBN-10: 168448281X
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication Date: March 12th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English