James Boswell Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

Observations, Good or Bad, Stupid or Clever, Serious or Jocund on Squire Foote's Dramatic Entertainment, entitled, The Minor. By a Genius (criticism) 1760

A View of the Edinburgh Theatre during the Summer Season, 1759, by a Society of Gentleman (criticism) 1760

Letters between The Honourable Andrew Erskine, and James Boswell, Esq. (letters) 1763

Dorando, A Spanish Tale (prose allegory) 1767

An Account of Corsica, The Journal of a Tour to that Island; and the Memoirs of Pascal Paoli (journal and biography) 1768

Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (journal) 1785

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works in Chronological Order … the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for Near Halfa Century during Which He Flourished. 2 vols. (journal and biography) 1791; also published as Boswell's Life of Johnson, 1848 [Boswell's Johnson (abridged edition), 1903]

No Abolition of Slavery; or, The Universal Empire of Love (poetry) 1791

Letters of James Boswell. 2 vols. (letters) 1924

The Hypochondriack. 2 vols. (essays) 1928

*The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell (journals) 1950-

Boswell's Book of Bad Verse (A Verse Self-P or trait); or, "Love Poems and Other Verses by James Boswell" (poetry) 1974

*This is an ongoing, multivolume series. Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 is the first and most critically prominent volume.