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What The Dickens?: Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them

Author: Bryan Kozlowski.

What The Dickens?: Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them

Author: Bryan Kozlowski.

$15.00 $6.98
Item #: D20442
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 223
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762460779
Will you simply sit mumchance while a cag-magger guzzles your gum-tickler? Who can say? We all enjoy the works of Charles Dickens, so there's no shame in admitting that he uses perplexing lingo from a time and place very different from our own—and honestly, sometimes he just makes words up. In this enlightening guide to the master novelist's lexicon, Bryan ... More
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Will you simply sit mumchance while a cag-magger guzzles your gum-tickler? Who can say? We all enjoy the works of Charles Dickens, so there's no shame in admitting that he uses perplexing lingo from a time and place very different from our own—and honestly, sometimes he just makes words up. In this enlightening guide to the master novelist's lexicon, Bryan Kozlowski defines dozens of words and phrases—growlery, barmecide, graminivorous, toad-eater—explaining their context and citing their appearance in a work by Dickens, while Victorian-era engravings appear throughout.


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