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Jonathan Swift's Word-Book

A Vocabulary Compiled for Esther Johnson and Copied in Her Own Hand



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Appearing for this first time in print, Word-Book is Swift's dictionary of words and definitions for his protege Esther Johnson. The volume includes photographs from and a transcript of the original book. Supplementing the transcript are the editors notations showing Swift's corrections in Johnson's text, essays comparing Swift's dictionary to others available at that time and exploring the social and psychological milieu in which it was written, and detailed appendices.

Author Biography

The late A.C. Elias Jr. was an independent scholar based in Philadelphia. The late John Irwin Fischer taught at Louisiana State University Baton-Rouge. Panthea Reid is professor of English emerita at Louisiana State University.
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August 1st, 2017
Continued by Panthea Reid Edited by A.C. Elias Edited by John Irwin Fischer
2 Halftones, black and white; 10 Illustrations, color
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United States
University of Delaware Press
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