Defining the World

Defining the World

The Extraordinary Story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary

Book - 2005
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Brilliantly entertaining and enlightening, this volume tells the story of Samuel Johnson's endeavor to create an authoritative English dictionary. Hitchings describes Johnson's adventure--his ambition and vision, his moments of despair, the mistakes he made along the way, and his ultimate triumph.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
ISBN: 9780374113025
Branch Call Number: 423. 092 JOH H
Characteristics: viii, 292 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.


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