Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition (Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics)

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Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869), of Huguenot stock, trained as a physician in Edinburgh and London, yet he was increasingly drawn to the sciences, corresponding with Erasmus Darwin, Thomas Beddoes and Humphry Davy. He practised medicine (free of charge) in London at the Northern Dispensary, which he co-founded, and lectured on physiology and medical topics. His Bridgewater Treatise, on animal and vegetable physiology, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Roget is remembered today for the present work, first published in 1852 following his retirement from professional duties. As the preface makes clear, he had contemplated such a work for nearly fifty years. It supplies a vocabulary of English words and idiomatic phrases 'arranged … according to the ideas which they express'. The thesaurus, continually expanded and updated, has always remained in print, but this reissued first edition shows the impressive breadth of Roget's own knowledge and interests.

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ISBN-13: 9781108074179
ISBN-10: 1108074170
Pagini: 464
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 26 mm
Greutate: 0.68 kg
Editura: Cambridge University Press
Colecția Cambridge University Press
Seria Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics

Locul publicării: Cambridge, United Kingdom


Preface; Introduction; Plan of classification; Tabular synopsis of categories; Thesaurus of English words and phrases.