A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The

Samuel Johnson's A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and James Boswell's The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides recounts their tour of Scotland in 1773 While Johnson focuses on Scotland itself Boswell is even keener on presenting his friend to the notables of his homeland Together they form a complete account of a fascinating journey two intriguing personalities and of a society coming to terms with itself after a period of drastic upheaval


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