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Henry Hitchings

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Henry Hitchings studied English Literature at Oxford before gaining his PhD at UCL (University College London). He has published several books on Dr Samuel Johnson, and in 2005 he won the Modern Language Association's prize for the bext book by an independent scholar for 'Dr Johnson's Dictionary'. He is also a theatre critic for the London Evening Standard.

Recent Publications

  • Dr Johnson's Dictionary (2005)
  • The Secret Life of Words (2008)
  • Who's Afraid of Jane Austen? (2008)
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1 A history of the dictionary: Dr Johnson, I presume?

Free public lecture by Henry Hitchings at Gresham College, recorded on Monday, 2 March 2009....

Henry Hitchings