The Brothers Boswell

A Novel
by Philip Baruth (Author)
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“An exciting, suspenseful story of two literary men menaced by a madman” (The Washington Post).
The year is 1763.Twenty-two-year-old James Boswell of Edinburgh is eager to advance himself in London society. Today his sights are set on furthering his acquaintance with Dr. Samuel Johnson, famed for his Dictionary; they are going to take a boat across the Thames to Greenwich Palace.
Watching them secretly is John Boswell, James’s younger brother. He has stalked his older brother for days. Consumed with envy, John is planning to take revenge on his brother and Johnson for presumed slights. He carries a pair of miniature pistols that fire a single golden bullet each, and there is murder in his heart . . .

Publication date
May 01, 2009
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