Richard Lederer S Literary Trivia

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423602118
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Richard Lederer S Literary Trivia from the Author: Richard Lederer. Who was the single mother living on state benefits, whose wizardly series of novels made her the richest writer in England? The answer is J. K. Rowling. How about this one: which American poet composed and read a poem at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? Robert Frost.Those are just two of the fun facts New York Times bestselling author Richard Lederer shares in this collection of literature factoids.

Richard Lederer S Classic Literary Trivia From Mythology Shakespeare And The Bible Large Print 16pt

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781459675971
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Richard Lederer S Classic Literary Trivia From Mythology Shakespeare And The Bible Large Print 16pt from the Author: Richard Lederer. What biblical character said, ''''Am I my brother's keeper?'''' (Cain) Who was the chief of the ancient Greek gods? (Zeus) Shakespeare's plays are generally classified into which three categories? (tragedies, comedies, and histories)

Fractured English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671000365
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Fractured English from the Author: Richard Lederer. Presents a collection of humorous language errors from newspaper headlines, politician's remarks, court transcripts, insurance forms, signs, and classified ads

The Miracle Of Language

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439139407
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The Miracle Of Language from the Author: Richard Lederer. Master verbalist Richard Lederer, America's "Wizard of Idiom" (Denver Post), presents a love letter to the most glorious of human achievements... Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language -- of our ability to utter, write, and receive words. No purists need stop here. Mr. Lederer is no linguistic sheriff organizing posses to hunt down and string up language offenders. Instead, join him "In Praise of English," and discover why the tongue described in Shakespeare's day as "of small reatch" has become the most widely spoken language in history: English never rejects a word because of race, creed, or national origin. Did you know that jukebox comes from Gullah and canoe from Haitian Creole? Many of our greatest writers have invented words and bequeathed new expressions to our eveyday conversations. Can you imagine making up almost ten percent of our written vocabulary? Scholars now know that William Shakespeare did just that! He also points out the pitfalls and pratfalls of English. If a man mans a station, what does a woman do? In the "The Department of Redundancy Department," "Is English Prejudiced?" and other essays, Richard Lederer urges us not to abandon that which makes us human: the capacity to distinguish, discriminate, compare, and evaluate.

Literary Trivia

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Robson Books Limited
ISBN: 9781861055323
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Literary Trivia from the Author: Richard Lederer. Who was Ben Jonson describing when he said He was not of an age, but for all time? This and hundreds of other questions abound in this collection of literary anecdotes, curiosities and quizzes.

American Trivia

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423622789
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American Trivia from the Author: Richard Lederer. American Trivia includes the origin of the national anthem, stories about national treasures such as the Liberty Bell and Statue of Liberty, fascinating information about the country’s many heroes and inventors, and more!

Anguished English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780941711814
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Anguished English from the Author: Richard Lederer. This is an amusing anthology of assaults upon the English language, fromanted Ads to Mixed Metaphors. It includes such Advertisement bloopers as: "or sale: antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers";nd, "Wanted: 50 girls for stripping machine operators in factory". "nguished English" is the ridiculously funny anthology of accidental assaultspon our common language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times toixed-Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers...it's aollection that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter.

The Write Way

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671526707
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The Write Way from the Author: Richard Lederer. Offers practical tips to improve writing skills and avoid common grammar and syntax errors

Literary Trivia

Author: Aubrey Malone
Publisher: Prion Books
ISBN: 9781853756436
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Literary Trivia from the Author: Aubrey Malone. Everything anyone could possibly wonder about famous books and writers is in this collection of more than 300 lists—authors who wrote standing up, famous last words, writers who couldn’t spell, unusual work habits, sexual peccadilloes, unintended double entendres in the classics, bad reviews of future classics, and even writers who were spies. Find out about the weird and wonderful behavior of all these wordsmiths such as the poet who, while at Trinity College, Cambridge, kept a bear in his rooms because there was a rule against keeping dogs or cats; or the poet who tied a cat to a kite during a thunderstorm in the hope of seeing it electrocuted. The fascinating facts found within will inspire bibliophiles to read—or reread—some of those classics!