Boswell was the most charming companion in the world, and London becomes his dining room and his playground, his club and his confessional. No celebrant of the London world can ignore his book.'
About the Author
Frederick A. Pottle was Sterling Professor of English Emeritus at Yale University, and editor, bibliographer and biographer of James Boswell.
[The journal is] more perceptive and uninhibited and magically alive than one could have hoped. . . . Boswell transforms the most trifling occurrences into adventures, and imparts to the reader his own surpassing lust for experience and his keen sense of the fascination of life.
The journal is admirably edited and annotated.