We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | June 22, 2015

    Stephen Jarvis: IMG Robert Seymour — 13 Pictures



    1. Self-Portrait. My new novel, Death and Mr. Pickwick, tells the story of the origins of Charles Dickens's first novel, The Pickwick Papers. Its... Continue »
    1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Death and Mr. Pickwick

      Stephen Jarvis 9780374139667

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Reference- Grammar and Style
1 Burnside Reference- Grammar and Style
1 Hawthorne Reference- Grammar and Style
2 Local Warehouse Linguistics- English Linguistics and Dialects
8 Remote Warehouse Reference- General

This title in other editions

Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks

by

Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A charming and indispensable tour of two thousand years of the written word, weaves a fascinating trail across the parallel histories of language and typography.

Synopsis:

"An absolutely fascinating blend of history, design, sociology, and cultural poetics--highly recommended."--Maria Popova,

About the Author

Keith Houston is the creator of the Shady Characters blog. He and his wife live in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393349726
Author:
Houston, Keith
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Linguistics-English Linguistics and Dialects
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-color; 75 illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

Other books you might like

  1. Feersum Endjinn Used Trade Paper $10.50
  2. Agent of Hel #2: Autumn Bones Used Mass Market $5.50
  3. Hav New Mass Market $12.50
  4. In the Land of Invented Languages: A... New Trade Paper $16.00
  5. Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 1:...
    Used Trade Paper $12.00

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » English Linguistics and Dialects
Reference » General
Reference » Grammar and Style
Young Adult » General

Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.95 In Stock
Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393349726 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "An absolutely fascinating blend of history, design, sociology, and cultural poetics--highly recommended."--Maria Popova,
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.