25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

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Price
$25.95  $23.87
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781324004851

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About the Author

Geraldine Woods has taught every level of English, from fifth grade through Advanced Placement. The author of more than fifty books, including 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way, and Sentence., she lives in New York City.

Reviews

[A]n upbeat, informative guide for writers and readers.
Using hundreds of examples from writers as diverse as Bruce Springsteen and Virginia Woolf, Geraldine Woods articulates the precise ways in which a writer can send a sentence spinning.--Mary Norris, author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Geraldine Woods breaks down twenty-five of the greatest sentences in the history of the written word and obsesses over them in a way that writers and nonwriters can appreciate.--David Mandel, Emmy-winning executive producer of Veep
Finally, someone who appreciates the engine of a fine sentence and isn't afraid to tinker with all the parts!--Brenda Miller, author of An Earlier Life and coauthor of Tell it Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction
This handy, practical guide prompts would-be writers to think critically about how to create effective and meaningful sentences.