The Resource Defining the world : the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, Henry Hitchings

Defining the world : the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, Henry Hitchings

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Defining the world : the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary
Title
Defining the world
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary
Statement of responsibility
Henry Hitchings
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recalling the story of the first great lexicon of English, the author reveals how Samuel Johnson arduously assembled his eighteenth-century dictionary--a task that ultimately helped make English into a major European language
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hitchings, Henry
Dewey number
423
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1617.J7
LC item number
H58 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Johnson, Samuel
  • English language
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • English language
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Encyclopédies et dictionnaires anglais
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Wörterbuch
  • Lexikographie
  • Englisch
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784
  • Encyclopédies et dictionnaires
  • Anglais (langue)
Label
Defining the world : the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, Henry Hitchings
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2005 by John Murray (Publishers) ... as Dr. Johnson's Dictionary: the extraordinary story of the book that defined the world"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-278) and index
Contents
Adventurous -- Amulet -- Apple -- Bookworm -- Commoner - Darkling -- To decamp -- To dissipate -- English -- Entrance -- Factotum -- To gather -- Higgledy-piggledy -- Lexicographer -- Library -- Melancholy -- Microscope -- Network -- Nicety -- To note -- Opinionist -- Opulence -- Pastern -- Patron -- Philology -- Pleasureful -- To preface -- Publication -- Reception -- Triumphant -- Ubiquity -- Variety -- Weightiness -- X -- Zootomy
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 292 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029026910
Label
Defining the world : the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, Henry Hitchings
Link
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2005 by John Murray (Publishers) ... as Dr. Johnson's Dictionary: the extraordinary story of the book that defined the world"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-278) and index
Contents
Adventurous -- Amulet -- Apple -- Bookworm -- Commoner - Darkling -- To decamp -- To dissipate -- English -- Entrance -- Factotum -- To gather -- Higgledy-piggledy -- Lexicographer -- Library -- Melancholy -- Microscope -- Network -- Nicety -- To note -- Opinionist -- Opulence -- Pastern -- Patron -- Philology -- Pleasureful -- To preface -- Publication -- Reception -- Triumphant -- Ubiquity -- Variety -- Weightiness -- X -- Zootomy
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 292 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029026910

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