Samuel Johnson by Andrew Billen
  

Samuel Johnson

Written by Andrew Billen
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Synopsis

Samuel Johnson by Andrew Billen

Sam was a grumpy, difficult but fascinating man. He wasn't handsome. He wasn't good at sport. He was poor, lazy and not even very happy. But Sam Johnson was a hero.Why? Because of his words.Yes, he wrote many books and magazine articles. He spent nine long years writing the first important dictionary of the English language. But it isn't for his writing that Sam is remembered.What keeps Sam's memory alive are the clever things he said. Words which are still funny and true centuries later.

About the Author

Andrew Billen
Andrew Billen is a journalist and critci and writes extensively for the Observer, Evening Standard and the Times.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Andrew Billen
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Publisher

Short Books Ltd

Publication date

20th May 2004

ISBN

9781904095774


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