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The Adventure Of English

Pub Date : 2011-04-01 | Author : Melvyn Bragg | Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781628720242
ISBN 13 : 1628720247

Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two ..


The Adventure Of English

Pub Date : 2011-04-01 | Author : Melvyn Bragg | Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781611450071
ISBN 13 : 1611450071

A history of the English language traces its evolution from a Germanic dialect around 500 A.D. to its modern form, noting the influence of such groups and individuals as early Angl..


The Adventure Of English

Pub Date : 2006-09-14 | Author : Melvyn Bragg | Publisher : Arcade Publishing

ISBN 10 : 1559707844
ISBN 13 : 9781559707848

A history of the English language traces its evolution from a gutteral Germanic dialect around 500 A.D. to its modern global form, noting the influence of such groups and individua..


The Story Of English

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Robert McCrum | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0571275087
ISBN 13 : 9780571275083

From the author of Globish, a new edition of the acclaimed history of the English language...


Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Pub Date : 2008 | Author : John H. McWhorter | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 1592403956
ISBN 13 : 9781592403950

Why do we say "I am reading a catalog" instead of "I read a catalog"? Why do we say "do" at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provoca..


Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Pub Date : 2010-01-01 | Author : Mark Twain | Publisher : ABDO

ISBN 10 : 9781616411565
ISBN 13 : 1616411562

In Mark Twain's classic tale of friendship and adventure, Huckleberry Finn escapes his evil, drunken father, befriends a runaway slave named Jim, and sails the Mississippi River! A..


The Book Of Books

Pub Date : 2011-09-01 | Author : Melvyn Bragg | Publisher : Counterpoint Press

ISBN 10 : 9781582438443
ISBN 13 : 1582438447

The King James Bible has often been called the “Book of Books,” both in itself and in what it stands for. Since its publication in 1611, it has been the best-selling book in th..