Noah Webster





Noah Webster


Born
in West Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
October 16, 1758

Died
May 28, 1843

Website

Genre


Noah Webster, Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843), was a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education. According to Ellis (1979) he gave Americans "a secular catechism to the nation-state".

Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language. He is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the nation.

Average rating: 4.31 · 386 ratings · 33 reviews · 168 distinct works · Similar authors
American Dictionary of the ...

4.64 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1839 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Original Blue Back Speller

4.36 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1783 — 27 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Noah Websters Advice to the...

4.50 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Webster's Unabridged Dictio...

by
3.74 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Webster's New Twentieth Cen...

4.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1943 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Websterisms: A Collection o...

by
liked it 3.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Legacy from Tenerife

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1984
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spanish Maze Game, The

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1991
Rate this book
Clear rating
An Incident in Iceland

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1979
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Grammatical Institute Of ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Noah Webster…
“The heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.”
Noah Webster

“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character.”
Noah Webster

“Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem of her honor.”
Noah Webster

Polls

Which writer would you most like to see in a Speedo?

 
  83 votes, 43.9%

 
  25 votes, 13.2%

 
  16 votes, 8.5%

 
  15 votes, 7.9%

 
  11 votes, 5.8%

 
  10 votes, 5.3%

 
  10 votes, 5.3%

 
  9 votes, 4.8%

 
  8 votes, 4.2%

 
  2 votes, 1.1%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The History Book ...: 1. A. LINCOLN ~ CHAPTERS 1-3 (3 - 42) (11/01/09 - 11/07/09) ~ No spoilers, please 80 143 Jan 03, 2010 10:59PM  
The Reading For P...: This topic has been closed to new comments. A Literary Diary - what happened today in literary history? 1004 156 Oct 15, 2015 11:51AM  
Reading Along Wit...: Happy Holidays 340 27 Aug 10, 2016 10:03AM  
The History Book ...: FAVORITE THINGS - GETTING TO KNOW YOU 317 490 Nov 06, 2016 03:20PM  
Let's Talk About ...: Anything Goes 1501 156 Nov 08, 2016 12:46PM  
21st Century Lite...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Holidays 605 221 Jan 10, 2017 10:30PM