The Reader Over Your Shoulder: A Handbook for Writers of English Prose

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The Reader Over Your Shoulder: A Handbook for Writers of English Prose

GRAVES, Robert; HODGE, Alan

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Topics: the peculiar qualities of English; the present confusion of English prose; the use and abuse of official English; the beginnings of English prose; ornate and plain; classical, romantic, and recent prose; the principles of clear statement; etc. Part II analyzes prose written by numerous well-known authors from 1918 to 1941 with examples of different errors, including Daphne Du Maurier, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous and Julian Huxley, Ezra Pound, J. B. Priestley, Bertrand Russell, G. B. Shaw, Stephen Spender, Sir Hugh Walpole, H. G. Wells, etc.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1943
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

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  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    446 p. 23 cm. Blue cloth. Bumped corners, some soiling and discolouration. Spotting to text block edge.

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