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Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers

Entertaining and enlightening: a lexicographical tour of the stories of words and phrases added to the English language by authors.
Shakespeare's written vocabulary consisted of 17,245 words, including hundreds that were coined or popularised by him, including bedazzled, hurry, and critical. Sir Walter Scott ranks second to Shakespeare in first uses of words and giving a new and distinct meaning to already existing words (Free Lances for freelancers), while John Milton was responsible for introducing some 630 words. Also includes neologisms by Chaucer (a ha), Jane Austen (base ball), Louisa May Alcott (co-ed), Mark Twain (hard-boiled), Kurt Vonnegut (granfalloon), John le Carrč (mole), William Gibson (cyberspace), and many more.

Hardback, 206 pages.
8 ½" x 6", 41 black and white illustrations
£6.99   was £14.99

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