Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and PhrasesHardback
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- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 1296 pages
- Dimensions: 154mm x 240mm x 66mm | 1,279g
- Publication date: 1 July 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0141004428
- ISBN 13: 9780141004426
- Edition statement: N.-A. 150th anniversary edition.
- Sales rank: 30,804
"Roget's Thesaurus" is the world's most famous and trusted word-finder. First published in 1852, it has now sold over 32 million copies worldwide and has become the indispensable desk companion for generations of speakers and writers of English. Unlike most other thesauruses, it groups words thematically rather than in a straight A-Z sequence, thus offering the writer and speaker a much more creative and subtle means of finding new ways to express their thoughts: it is essential for anyone who wants to improve their command, creative use and enjoyment of English, and is perfect for composing speeches, or for writing all manner of prose and poetry. It remains, definitively, a writer's best friend. "Roget's Thesaurus" is part of the Penguin Reference Library and draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world - making knowledge everybody's property.
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George Davidson is a former senior editor with Chambers Harrap. In addition to writing dictionaries and thesauruses, he is the author of five books on English grammar, usage, spelling and vocabulary. He lives in Edinburgh.
The last edition sold over 45000 copies in hardback in the UK alone and more than 32 million copies have been sold since its first publication in 1852.