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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 86 – A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson (1755)

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 86 – A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson (1755)

The Guardian - Robert McCrum

Dr Johnson’s decade-long endeavour framed the English language for the coming centuries with clarity, intelligence and extraordinary wit British national self-confidence boomed throughout the 18th century, with that familiar mix of pride and insecurity. Now, more than ever, the educated English …

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