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Defining the world : the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary

Author: Henry Hitchings
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Recalling the story of the first great lexicon of English, the author reveals how Samuel Johnson arduously assembled his eighteenth-century dictionary--a task that ultimately helped make English into a major European language.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
biografi
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Hitchings
ISBN: 0374113025 9780374113025 9780739468470 0739468472
OCLC Number: 59401223
Notes: "Originally published in 2005 by John Murray (Publishers) ... as Dr. Johnson's Dictionary: the extraordinary story of the book that defined the world"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Adventurous --
Amulet --
Apple --
Bookworm --
Commoner --
Darkling --
To decamp --
To dissipate --
English --
Entrance --
Factotum --
To gather --
Higgledy-piggledy --
Lexicographer --
Library --
Melancholy --
Microscope --
Network --
Nicety --
To note --
Opinionist --
Opulence --
Pastern --
Patron --
Philology --
Pleasureful --
To preface --
Publication --
Reception --
Triumphant --
Ubiquity --
Variety --
Weightiness --
X --
Zootomy.
Other Titles: Dr. Johnson's Dictionary
Responsibility: Henry Hitchings.
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Recalling the story of the first great lexicon of English, the author reveals how Samuel Johnson arduously assembled his eighteenth-century dictionary--a task that ultimately helped make English into a major European language.

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