THE FIRST VOLUME
Origin and Materials of the Work
Object of the Introduction
Origin, Education, and Character of Thrale
Introduction of Johnson to the Thrales
Johnson’s Habits at the Period
Hester Lynch Piozzi's fame and notoriety as a friend of Samuel Johnson have often obscured her own literary achievements and her considerable contemporary success in publishing. The trusted confidante...
Although she was a prolific and versatile writer, Hester Lynch [Thrale] Piozzi is remembered primarily for being a friend of Samuel Johnson and for the scathing portrayal of her which James Boswell wr...