The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.32 X 7.96 X 0.65 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780380715435

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About the Author

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.

Reviews

"Complex and maddeningly illogical though it is, English is spoken by more than 300 million people around the world...Its story has been told before, but seldom as deftly or as memorably...An enthralling excursion...A motherlode of delectable trivia."--Burt Hochburg, "The New York Times Book Review""Diverting and richly anecdotal...Bryson is an unalloyed fan who relishes the language's versatility, verb hoard and vast vocabulary."--Robert Taylor, "Boston Globe""Vastly informative and vastly entertaining...A scholarly and fascinating book."--Fred S. Holley, "Los Angeles Times"