Contributor biographical information for Defining the world : the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary / Henry Hitchings.

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Henry Hitchings received his Ph.D from University College, London. He has written for numerous newspapers and periodicals, including the Times Literary Supplement, the Observer, the New Statesman and the Financial Times. Defining the World is his first book. He lives in London.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784. -- Dictionary of the English language.
English language -- Lexicography -- History -- 18th century.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism.
English language -- 18th century -- Lexicography.