James Boswell Bibliography

An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to That Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli 1768
Published in Feburary, and translated into French, German, Italian and Dutch, the Account brought Boswell instant fame. In Paris Madame du Deffand spoke of the work approvingly to Horace Walpole. At the time France had announced its intention of annexing Corsica and people were eager for information about the island and Paoli. Boswell’s book embarrassed both the French and British ministers, the French because they thought it might force British intervention, the British because they had already written off Corsica.

In May 1765 Rousseau had urged Boswell to visit Corsica and gave him a letter to Paoli.
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides 1785
The Life of Samuel Johnson 1791
Published 16 May, second edition, July 1793.