Episode 1: The making of Johnson’s dictionary | Autumn 2009 - Lunch Hour Lectures
Episode 1 - Lunch Hour Lectures - Autumn 2009
The making of Johnson’s dictionary
Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language taught the British how to spell, established Shakespeare as their greatest writer and provided the first and longest lasting map of the English language in all its subtlety and variety. This lecture will tell the extraordinary story of how the first dictionary was made and take you inside what has become the least well known great book in our literature.
Prof John Mullan
University College London
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