Paper $15.95 ISBN: 9781904341819 Published August 2005 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Johnson

Timothy Wilson Smith

Johnson
Bookmark and Share

Timothy Wilson Smith

Distributed for Haus Publishing

176 pages | 5 x 8
Paper $15.95 ISBN: 9781904341819 Published August 2005 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
The poet, essayist, critic, journalist and lexicographer Samuel Johnson was one of the pre-eminent figures of 18th-century English letters. Johnson was also a legendary wit and conversationalist, whose sharp-tongued pronouncements and many eccentricities are well recorded in Boswell's classic Life. In 1755 he published the first proper dictionary of the English language, defining some 40,000 wordswith great verve. In it he defined a lexicographer as a "harmless drudge" His essays on Shakespeare, his Lives of the Poets and his extensive periodical essays were all seminal works in their field and his philosophical romance Rasselas is as pungent today as ever.
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style |

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Haus Publishing. RSS Feed