Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Book that Defined the World

Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Book that Defined the World

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By 1700, France and Italy already had dictionaries of their own, and it became a matter of national pride that England should rival them. Dr Johnson rose to the challenge, turning over the garret of his London home to the creation of his Dictionary. He imagined it would take three years. Eight years later it was finally published, full of idiosyncrasies, but complete nevertheless. It would become the most important British cultural monument of the eighteenth century.

This is the story of Johnson's attempt to define each and every word. In wonderfully engaging chapters, Hitchings describes Johnson's adventure - his ambition and vision, his moments of despair, the mistakes he made along the way and his ultimate triumph.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780719566325
BY (AUTHOR) Hitchings, Henry
PUBLISHER : John Murray Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 10, 2006
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : John Murray Publishers Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 199 mm x 127 mm
WEIGHT : 218 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
DESCRIPTION :

By 1700, France and Italy already had dictionaries of their own, and it became a matter of national pride that England should rival them. Dr Johnson rose to the challenge, turning over the garret of his London home to the creation of his Dictionary. He imagined it would take three years. Eight years later it was finally published, full of idiosyncrasies, but complete nevertheless. It would become the most important British cultural monument of the eighteenth century.

This is the story of Johnson's attempt to define each and every word. In wonderfully engaging chapters, Hitchings describes Johnson's adventure - his ambition and vision, his moments of despair, the mistakes he made along the way and his ultimate triumph.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780719566325
BY (AUTHOR) Hitchings, Henry
PUBLISHER : John Murray Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 10, 2006
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : John Murray Publishers Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 199 mm x 127 mm
WEIGHT : 218 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies