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

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John N. Murray, Jan 1, 2005 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 278 pages
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One man. 42,773 entries. The brilliant story of how Dr Johnson succeded in writing the first great English Dictionary By 1700, France and Italy already had dictionaries of their own, and it became a matter of national pride that England should rival them.

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Henry Hitchings was born in 1974. Educated at the universities of Oxford and London, he wrote his doctoral thesis on Samuel Johnson. He has contributed to many newspapers and magazines.

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