7 May 1987
Show More Boswell: The English Experiment 1785-1789 edited by Irma Lustig and Frederick Pottle.
Heinemann, 332 pp., £30, February 1987, 0 434 08130 2Show More
The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the 18th-Century Familiar Letter by Bruce Redford.
Chicago, 252 pp., £21.25, January 1987, 0 226 70678 8Show More
Printing Technology, Letters and Samuel Johnson by Alvin Kernan.
Princeton, 357 pp., £19.70, February 1987, 0 691 06692 2Show More
“... Boswell struts on. The English Experiment is the twelfth volume of his private papers to appear in the Yale Edition in the 37 years since the so-called London Journal 1762-1763 created its naughty little sensation. Only one more is due in the present series (there is a Research Edition too, but that is another and longer story), which will take us to his death, aged 54, in 1795. Perhaps the strut is ...”