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    DescriptionSamuel Johnson (1709-1784), often referred to simply as Dr Johnson, was one of England's greatest literary figures: a poet, essayist, biographer, lexicographer and a critic of English literature. He was also a great wit and prose stylist, well known for his aphorisms. Between 1745 and 1755, Johnson wrote perhaps his best-known work, A Dictionary of the English Language. During the decade he worked on the Dictionary, Johnson, needing to augment his precarious income, also wrote a series of semi-weekly essays under the title The Rambler. These essays, often on moral and religious topics, tended to be more grave than the title of the series would suggest. They ran until 1752. Initially they were not popular, but once collected as a volume they found a large audience. Johnson's final major work was his Lives of the Poets (1781), comprising short biographies of about 50 English poets, most of whom were alive in the eighteenth century. Amongst his other works are The Idler (1758-1760), Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759) and The Patriot (1774).


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    Title
    Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language (Dodo Press)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781406535075
    ISBN 10: 1406535079
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.2
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: CBD, CFF
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 423
    DC21: 423
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24130
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN024000, REF008000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Dodo Press
    Imprint name
    Dodo Press
    Publication date
    13 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Gloucester