The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

By Jen Bryant
Illustrators Illustrated by Melissa Sweet Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co Imprint Eerdmans ISBN


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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

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If only all the ideas in the world could be found in one place.” With this in mind, chronic list-maker Peter Mark Roget wrote his “Thesaurus,” published in 1852. List of principal events. Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Selected bibliography. Further reading. Sources. Full-color watercolor, collage, and mixed-media illustrations.
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