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Roget's Thesaurus (original 1852; edition 1978)

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Roget's International Thesaurus by Peter Mark Roget (1852)

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This is my absolute favorite edition of Roget's thesaurus. It has a beautiful classification of everything tied to synonyms. Roget was a brilliant man. ( )
  wordherder | May 8, 2013 |
The format is adapted to the needs of writers. The collection of synonyms and antonyms are organized under six general categories each of which has subcategories:
1) Abstract relations
2) Space
3) Matter
4) Intellect
5) Volition
6) Affections
Many words, of course, will appear in more than one category. And "form" follows function. For example, each subcategory is printed beside its antithesis, in parallel columns.
The edition is "enlarged and revised" by two successor Rogets, reprinting the 1933 edition. John Lewis Roget lived 1828-1908. ( )
  keylawk | Apr 27, 2013 |
maybe one of the few books on my shelves really deserving the five-star rating.

indispensable.

i'm not sure if this edition has the format i prefer: a dictionary in the back, and the front arranged with synonyms opposite antonyms all arranged by concept (from abstract to specific)

not only indispensable but for anyone reading english as a second-language, required

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  nobodhi | Apr 8, 2013 |
Whenever I'm short of something to read, which is often, I end up back inside Roget's Thesaurus. ( )
  Scribble.Orca | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Peter Mark Rogetprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chapman, Robert L.Editormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kipfer, Barbara AnnEditormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roget, John LewisAuthormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roget, Samuel RomillAuthormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dutch, Robert A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lloyd, Susan M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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As Mark Twain said:  "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.    [1947 American Edition]
Publisher's Preface:  This Third edition of Roget's International Thesaurus is a complete revision and resetting of the New Edition of 1946.    [1965 Printing of 1962 ed.]
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062700146, Hardcover)

Roget's International Thesaurus®, fifth edition, is the original -- now completely expanded, reorganized, revised and updated -- the definitive thesaurus for the 21st century.While retaining Dr. Peter Mark Roget's fundamental and brilliant category concept which groups all synonyms, antonyms and related words together for quick and easy comparison without all the needless repetition and cross referencing of alphabetical thesauruses, this new fifth edition is:the most up-to-date -- with 1073 categories including 31 entirely new ones concerning such topics as the body, fitness and exercise, substance abuse, all kinds of sports, books, motion pictures and computer sciencedefinitive -- based on extensive word association research into how words are actually used, resulting in the most current reflection of the language today and including the latest phrases, slang and commonly used foreign terms the most comprehensive thesaurus available -- 325,000 words and phrasesan invaluable source book with many additional features -- boldface type for the most commonly used words in a category, usage and foreign language labels throughout and a unique and useful feature of word lists including lists for measurements, gods and goddesses, manias and phobias, groups and movements, state mottos and moretime-tested -- this definitive, updated edition retains the original time-tested format that allows much more depth of information

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An updated, expanded edition of the thesaursus includes more than a auarter of a million words, arranged according to their meanings.

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