The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
Bill Bryson (Author)
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William Morrow & Company
October 23, 2001
5.2 X 7.8 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
BILL BRYSON is the best-selling author of A Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everything and numerous other books.
"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"