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    Description"Samuel Johnson's Dictionary", published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the Brontes and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This new edition, edited by David Crystal, will contain a selection from the original, offering memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.


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    Title
    A Dictionary of the English Language
    Subtitle
    An Anthology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Johnson, Edited by David Crystal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141441573
    ISBN 10: 0141441577
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.2
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: CBD
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 423
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC classification: AG
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24130
    Abridged Dewey: 423
    B&T Approval Code: A21150000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    B&T Approval Code: C25104812
    Thema V1.0: CBD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) - English poet, essayist, critic, journalist, lexicographer, conversationalist, regarded as one of the outstanding figures of 18th-century life and letters. Johnson's literary reputation is part dependent on James Boswell's biography The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. (1791). In addition to his Dictionary and the philosophical romance of THE PRINCE OF ABYSSINIA (1759, later known as RASSELAS), Johnson published essays in The Adventurer (1752-54) and The Idler (1758-60). He wrote a number of political articles, biographies of Sir Thomas Browne and Roger Ascham, and contributed to the Universal Chronicle. David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over 90 books and was awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995. He is the author of the Penguin Encyclopedia, the Penguin Factfinder, Stories of English and The Shakespeare Miscellany among other books published by Penguin.