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King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage

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< div> A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, < i> The King's English < /i> is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than< i> Fowler's Modern Usage, < /i> lighter than the < i> Oxford English Dictionary< /i> , and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and so controversial--< i> The King's English < /i> is a must for fans and language purists.< br> < /div>

Synopsis:

A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary, and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and so controversial--The King's English is a must for fans and language purists.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xi-xiii) and index.

About the Author

Hailed as one of the great prose stylists to appear in England since the Second World War, Kingsley Amis is the author of more than 20 novels, including Lucky Jim and the Booker-prize winning The Old Devils. Also recognized as a distinguished poet and literary critic, he died in 1995.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312206574
Subtitle:
A Guide to Modern Usage
Author:
Amis, Kingsley
Author:
Amis, Kingsley
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Dictionaries - Synonyms/Antonyms
Subject:
Usage
Subject:
Punctuation
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1422-3F
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 x 1.06 in

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A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary, and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and so controversial--The King's English is a must for fans and language purists.

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