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.

Air

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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

Books In Print

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Books In Print from the Author: . Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.