What the Dickens?!

Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them

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Sep 27, 2016

Page Count

224 Pages

ISBN-13

9780762460779

Description

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!

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Praise

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