A Novel

Book - 2003 | 1st ed.
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Nearly 50,000 entries recall the living speech of a world now largely lost. Often wry and flippant, occasionally blue, and sometimes uproariously comical, they recapture the rich idiom of English life through the ages, bringing back to mind the vigour of Elizabethan phrase, the ribald language of dockside and pub, the richer coinages of messdeck and barrack, the euphemisms and witticisms of the Victorian drawing-room, and the irrepressible wit of errand boys and costermongers. The dictionary of slang and unconventional English was first published in 1937. Revised and enlarged editions appeared in 1938, 1949, 1951 and 1961. From the last of these, published in two volumes, this book has been compiled.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393051537
Branch Call Number: FIC FELDMAN
Characteristics: vii, 292 p. ; 25 cm.


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May 17, 2016

8 out of 10. Too often we forget that historical figures are/were human too. This is a great read about a man in a less than fulfilling marriage who falls in love with a woman who works near him. That he happens to be a Roosevelt and President during a trying time in our country is a side note.


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