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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

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Hardback

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Samuel Johnson's massive two-volume, 2,300 page dictionary was first published on 15 April 1755, nine years after he began writing it. It marked a milestone in the English language: it was the first English dictionary to focus on everyday words, rather than the obscure ones that lexicographers had concocted, and was the first dictionary to enlist the works of Shakespeare and other great writers to illustrate a word's usage. It would be England's definitive dictionary for over 150 years.

Author Biography

Jack Lynch is a professor of English at Rutgers University and a Johnson scholar. He is the author of The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson and the editor of A Bibliography of Johnsonian Studies, 1986-1998.He also serves as joint editor of The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual.
Release date NZ
October 14th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main - Re-issue
Imprint
Atlantic Books
Pages
656
Dimensions
166x243x37
ISBN-13
9781843542964
Product ID
1655185

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