A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language

An Anthology


Editor/introduction:

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441573
  • 704 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Surprising, colorful, and long-forgotten entries from the most famous dictionary in the history of the English language

Samuel Johnson’s best-known work, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), is the most influential and idiosyncratic lexicon ever written and was used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, the Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This anthology includes 4,000 of the most representative, entertaining, and historically fascinating entries, covering subjects from fashion to food, science to sex, and given in full with original spelling and examples of usage from Shakespeare to Milton.

A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language

Samuel Johnson, Editor/introduction: David Crystal

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