A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology
Penguin Books Limited, Nov 30, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 650 pages
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the Brontės and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This new edition, edited by David Crystal, will contain a selection from the original, offering memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.
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This is a 3 CD version of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, published by Octavo. It's an incredible resource for writers and researchers. No home should be without a copy of this and of the Oxford English Dictionary (or an online subscription). Read full review
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DVD-ROM To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the publication of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language , Octavo has released a new digital reproduction of the 1755 edition, using ... Read full review