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Dr Johnsons Critical Voc

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Dr Johnson's Dictionary remains a major resource for and cornerstone of the English language, its key editions being those of 1755 and 1773 (the First and Fourth Edition, respectively).
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Published by University Press of America (first published 1755)
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Laura
Aug 12, 2007 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: hard-core bibliophiles
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Another one that I'm using as a nightstand right now! It's fantastically heavy and immense; the facsimile edition is about 22 inches by 12 inches and 6 inches deep! Don't misunderstand; it's just as fun to peruse too, and eventually, I would love to read through the entire tome. Johnson's definitions are interlaced with a wry wit and humor that spices up an otherwise dull peek into the history of the English language. It also proves to be a wealth of quotations, as Johnson provides examples from ...more
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Jun 20, 2011 Gordon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I just read Johnson's preface to his Dictionary (in the Harvard Classics, 1st edition, a gift of my wonderful wife). When you think about his having created a dictionary BY HIMSELF, the magnitude of the accomplishment overwhelms. His Preface describes his method. Here is truly one of the great intellects of all time.
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Samuel Johnson was an English author. Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of one of the most celebrated biographies in English, ...more
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