This 1984 penguin classic edition combines samuel johnsons a journey to the western islands of scotland with the complementary account by johnsons companion and biographer james boswell the journal of a tour to the hebrides peter levi provides an excellent introduction and necessary context. A journey to the western islands of scotland 1775 is a travel narrative by samuel johnson about an eighty three day journey through scotland in particular the islands of the hebrides in the late summer and autumn of 1773. Samuel johnsons a journey to the western islands of scotland published in 1775 is both an early example of travel writing and a remarkably detailed piece of cultural anthropology it records a journey made by johnson and his friend and biographer james boswell in the summer and autumn of 1773. Meanwhile it is very lucky that as johnson was observing scotland boswell was observing johnson his record is perceptive highly entertaining and full of sardonic wit for him as for us it is an appetizer for the life of johnson a journey to the western islands of scotland 9780140432213 by samuel johnson james boswell. A journey to the western islands of scotland samuel johnson cancel journey to the western islands of scotland author samuel johnson james boswell peter levi european countries ireland historical time period ancient medieval renaissance 16th century
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