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The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773 - Cambridge Studies in Publishing and Printing History (Paperback)
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The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773 - Cambridge Studies in Publishing and Printing History (Paperback)

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Paperback 284 Pages / Published: 26/01/1996
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Following the discovery of manuscript materials, including hundreds of unpublished additions and changes, for Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, Allen Reddick describes the conception, composition, writing, and subsequent revision of the first great English dictionary, and the only dictionary created by a great writer. In this second edition of his acclaimed study, Reddick incorporates new commentary and scholarship, and situates The Making of Johnson's Dictionary in current critical and scholarly debate.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521568388
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... a major contribution to Johnsonian studies sure to endure the test of time ... a methodological model that will doubtless influence future scholarship well beyond eighteenth-century or lexicographical studies ... surely a landmark study.' British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
'After Reddick, there can be no return to any unexamined sense of the Dictionary's wholeness. At the same time, he makes Johnson's achievement appear, if anything, greater, a more deeply human monument built out of shreds and patches.' The Times Literary Supplement
'... a fascinating and wonderful piece of scholarly detective work ... The chapter that Reddick bases solely on his new discoveries ... is as good a single chapter as anyone has written in any book on Johnson of the last thirty years.' The Age of Johnson
'An important, exact, and fascinating book.' Bibliographical Society of America
'... a landmark study.' Eighteenth-Century Studies '... a fascinating and wonderful piece of scholarly detective work.' The Age of Johnson

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