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What the Dickens?!
Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them
By (author) Bryan Kozlowski

Summary

Featuring the quirkiest specimens in the Dickensian lexicon and culled from Charles Dickens' classic works, What the Dickens?! is a literary romp through the twisty alleyways of the Victorian vernacular.

What larks! Dive into the world of literature's ultimate wordsmith, Charles Dickens, in this literary romp through his finest quips, barbs, and turns of phrase.

Featuring 200 of Dickens' best-loved words, drawn from his fifteen novels and hundreds of short stories, What the Dickens?! is full of period-appropriate definitions, pithy commentary, and charming illustrations. Perfect for word nerds and book lovers of all ages, this volume will have you dragging your friends to the hippo-comedietta and bonneting your anti-Pickwickian adversaries like a proper Victorian in no time!

about Bryan Kozlowski

  • Bryan Kozlowski is an author, bookworm, and Dickens devotee. A member of the Dickens Fellowship, his writings on Charles Dickens' life and legacy have appeared in Slate, Country Life magazine, Anglotopia, and Historic UK. He is the author of the children's book Cook Me a Story (Quarto).

reviews

"The research is stellar and the writing terrific. Anyone interested in words or the English language will love this book."—-San Francisco Book Reviewer

other editions

  • Hardcover | ISBN 9780762460779
    Pub date: 09/27/2016 | Price: 19.50 Canada/$15.00
    224 Pages
    HUMOR / Topic / Language *
    HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes & Quotations
    HUMOR / Form / Puns & Word Play *
    LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Vocabulary
    LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology
    LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Lexicography *

  • eBook | ISBN 9780762461127
    Pub date: 09/27/2016 | Price: 12.99 Canada/$9.99
    224 Pages
    HUMOR / Topic / Language *
    HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes & Quotations
    HUMOR / Form / Puns & Word Play *
    LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Vocabulary
    LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology
    LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Lexicography *
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