A classic reference book that has been used by millions all over the world, Roget’s International Thesaurus is the product of more than a century and a half of continual expansion, reorganization, and improvement. Today this book is not only the most time-tested and bestselling thesaurus ever, but, newly revised, it is also the most up-to-date and comprehensive reflection of the English language as it is currently used.
The revolutionary achievement of Dr. Peter Mark Roget’s first edition in 1852 was the development of a brand-new principle: the arrangement of words and phrases according to their meanings. Dr. Roget’s system brings together in one place all the terms associated with a single thought or concept; it allows a wide-ranging survey of language within a book of relatively modest size, without the space-consuming repetitions that so severely limit the scope of thesauruses arranged in a dictionary format with A-to-Z entries. This brilliant organization makes Roget’s International Thesaurus both the most efficient word finder and a cutting-edge aid in stimulating thought, organizing ideas, and writing and speaking more clearly and effectively.
This revised and updated seventh edition features thousands of new words and phrases, including the newest slang words and expressions that color and inform everyday language. At the same time, it retains all the hallmarks that have made Roget’s International Thesaurus the most popular word reference book next to the dictionary.
Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than forty books, including theDictionary of American Slang(with Robert L. Chapman),The Order of Things,Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary, and the bestselling14,000 Things to Be Happy About. She received her doctorate in linguistics from England's University of Exeter.
Lots of words in it, but I am a little disappointed with the setup. Takes too much time as you have to look up the word twice.Published 6 months ago by Tammy Harkies
It came at last, eleven days after when promised. to late for my exams. I know I will enjoy having Roget's Thesaurus.Published 12 months ago by Elaine
Just what the doctor ordered it is a great tool to help shape better song lyrics and find words that fit better. Still pretty new to it all but can see how you can't go without it.Published 22 months ago by Bruno M.
This book is an excellent source for those who write, for speeches or otherwise. I found it a bit difficult to navigate at first, but once I caught on to the style of the... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Elaine Crookston
The organization of this thesaurus caught me by surprise. Instead of having all the words listed alphabetically,and giving synonyms for each word, this book sets it up differently. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2012 by Enns
The delivery was great in a nicely sealed package. The condition was perfectly fresh. A lot of people use the internet resources but books, especially this book established of... Read morePublished on Dec 7 2011 by joo0429
Back in the days before Amazon introduced their handy-dandy instant-review-posting feature, this bad-boy was a very handy tool in my constant battle to get my product reviews past... Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by Zagnorch