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Description - Anniversary Essays on Johnson's Dictionary by Jack Lynch

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, the first great English dictionary and one of the most famous books in the English language, appeared in April 1755. To commemorate the 250th anniversary, this volume brings together fourteen original essays by international scholars representing several disciplines: literature, lexicology, linguistics and bibliography. The essays explore familiar and unfamiliar aspects of Johnson's masterpiece, ranging from the history of patronage to the book's typographical design, from the political background to the treatment of compound words. Challenging the myths surrounding the book and offering the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the Dictionary ever attempted, these essays present the latest scholarship on the Dictionary and open up new perspectives and directions for future research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521848442
ISBN-10: 052184844X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jack Lynch

Jack Lynch is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University. Anne McDermott is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham.

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