What the Dickens?!: Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them (Hardcover)

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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!

About the Author

Bryan Kozlowski is a British-culture researcher. Author of The Jane Austen Diet and Long Live the Queen!, among other titles, his works have appeared in Vogue, the New York Times, and the Washington Post

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762460779
ISBN-10: 0762460776
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016
Pages: 224
Language: English