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Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson�s Dictionary
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1st ed. of "Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson�s Dictionary".
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A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the YearIn 1746, Samuel Johnson undertook the Herculean task of writing the first comprehensive English dictionary. Imagining he could complete the job in three years, Johnson in fact took more than eight, and the dictionary itself turned out to be as much a work of literature as it was an invaluable reference. In alphabetized chapters,