- Paperback: 848 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 150Anniversary Ed edition (5 Aug. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140515038
- ISBN-13: 978-0140515039
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 4.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Penguin Reference) Paperback – 5 Aug 2004
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'One of the English language's greatest achievements' -- Guardian
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About the Author
Peter Mark Roget created a classed catalogue of words on a small scale in 1805 for his own use as a writer and lecturer. However, it was only after retiring from the duties of Secretary of the Royal Society that he was able to amplify the volume and create the now famous 1852 edition. Since then, Roget's Thesaurus has been updated many times, but Roget's original classification system for the book has stood the test of time and is still used today. George Davidson is a highly experienced editor and lexicographer, and a former senior editor at Chambers Harrap. He edited the 150th anniversary edition of Roget and is currently writing a Pocket Roget Thesaurus. He lives in Edinburgh.
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Top Customer Reviews
Conclusion: after 150 years, still a powerful writing tool.
Since then I bought and worn out 3 further copies. Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Penguin Reference) is my 4th copy. I've looked at and used other thesauruses (or thesauri depending on your dictionary) and always found this incarnation the easiest to use.
In most cases, books are beginning to lose out to their on-line brethren but I feel that this book gives you a much greater and easier access to similar words than any on-line version I've used.
Amazon's price also makes it almost a crime NOT to buy a copy for your home - your kids will love you for it!!!!!
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Bought as Christmas Present for academic. She's very happy.Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Helen Kirk
A present for my father, he was happy/conternt/pleased/cheered/glad/joyful.Published 1 month ago by Landeg
Received with gratitude as a Christmas present, and is being much enjoyed.Published 1 month ago by P. King
I was not expecting such a detailed thesaurus with categorically researched word relation guide.
If you are a real writer then this is the Thesaurus for you