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Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary of the English Language - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0141441573

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ISBN13: 978-0141441573
ISBN10: 0141441577
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

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Dictionary of the English Language - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0141441573

Samuel Johnson

ISBN13: 978-0141441573
ISBN10: 0141441577
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Surprising, colorful, and long-forgotten entries from the most famous dictionary in the history of the English language

Samuel Johnson's best-known work, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), is the most influential and idiosyncratic lexicon ever written and was used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, the Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This anthology includes 4,000 of the most representative, entertaining, and historically fascinating entries, covering subjects from fashion to food, science to sex, and given in full with original spelling and examples of usage from Shakespeare to Milton.

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