James Boswell

(1778—1822) barrister and literary scholar

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(1778–1822), third son of James Boswell, Johnson's biographer. He collaborated with Edmond Malone and completed his unfinished edition of Shakespeare, the so-called Third Variorum or ‘Boswell's Malone’ of 1821 (21 vols.), significant for its size and its exhaustive and systematic coverage of all current Shakespearian facts and problems.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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