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The Life of Samuel Johnson is a biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson
written by James Boswell. It is regarded as an important stage in the
development of the modern genre of biography; many have claimed it as
the greatest biography written in English.
often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting
contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist,
literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a
devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as
"arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English
history." He is also the subject of "the most famous single
work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James
Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson.