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Defining the world the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson"s Dictionary by Henry Hitchings

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English


  • Encyclopédies et dictionnaires,
  • Lexikographie,
  • History and criticism,
  • Anglais (Langue),
  • Encyclopédies et dictionnaires anglais,
  • Lexicographie,
  • Histoire,
  • English language,
  • Wörterbuch,
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries,
  • Histoire et critique,
  • Lexicography,
  • Anglais (langue),
  • History

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About the Edition

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.

Edition Notes

StatementHenry Hitchings
LC ClassificationsPE1617.J7 H58 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 292 p. :
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24740618M
ISBN 100374113025
ISBN 109780374113025
LC Control Number2005042661

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