This new, enlarged edition of Roget's International Thesaurus is the culmination of nearly a hundred years of evolution in the life cycle of a great reference work. It is the third resetting by the Thomas Y. Crowell Company. It is nearly twice as large as its parent edition, many times the size of the grandparent editions. Of all books of synonyms Roget's International Thesaurus, New Edition, is by far the most complete, the most up-to-date, the only one containing more than a sampling of American slang and colloquialisms, the only one stressing modern quotations as well as ancient and foreign, the only one embodying a system of precise references to paragraphs within sections, the only one set in large type. It is the result of five years of concentrated work of a staff of special editors.