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Jonathan Swift’s Word-Book : A Vocabulary Compiled for Esther Johnson and Copied in Her Own Hand
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Appearing for this first time in print, Word-Book is Swift’s dictionary of words and definitions for his protégé Esther Johnson. The volume includes photographs from and a transcript of the original book. Supplementing the transcript are the editors notations showing Swift’s corrections in Johnson’s text, essays comparing Swift’s dictionary to others available at that time and exploring the social and psychological milieu in which it was written, and detailed appendices.
Number of Pages: 221
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publisher: Univ of Delaware Pr
Street Date: August 31, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-1213
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