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The Slang Dictionary Etymological Historical And Anecdotal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105004988478
Genre : English language
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The Slang Dictionary

Author : John Camden Hotten
ISBN : BSB:BSB11160028
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The Slang Dictionary Etymological Historical And Anecdotal A New Edition Revised And Corrected With Many Additions

Author : Anon.
ISBN : 1528705866
Genre : Reference
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First published in 1873, this fascination volume contains a comprehensive dictionary of contemporary English slang and cant. It explores the common language of British back streets, looking at vulgar language, the secret dialect and symbolism of criminals and vagabonds, rhyming slang, and much more. This vintage book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the English language and its etymology, and it is not to be missed by collectors. Contents include: "The History of Cant, or the Secret Language of Vagabonds," "Account of the Hieroglyphics used by Vagabonds," "A Short History of Slang, or the Vulgar Language of Fast Life," "Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words," "Some Account of the Back Slang," etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

A History Of Cant And Slang Dictionaries

Author : Julie Coleman
ISBN : 9780191563584
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book continues Julie Coleman's acclaimed history of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the increasingly systematic and scholarly way in which such terms were recorded and classified in the UK, the USA, Australia, and elsewhere, and the huge growth in the publication of and public appetite for dictionaries, glossaries, and guides to the distinctive vocabularies of different social groups, classes, districts, regions, and nations. Dr Coleman describes the origins of words and phrases and explores their history. By copious example she shows how they cast light on everyday life across the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in New York and soldiers fighting in the Boer and First World Wars - as well as on the operations of the narcotics trade and the entertainment business and the lives of those attending American colleges and British public schools. The slang lexicographers were a colourful bunch. Those featured in this book include spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, journalists, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, police officers, and a serial bigamist. One provided the inspiration for Robert Lewis Stevenson's Long John Silver. Another was allegedly killed by a pork pie. Julie Coleman's account will interest historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the criminal underworld.

English Surnames Their Sources And Significations

Author : Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley
ISBN : UVA:X000130006
Genre : Names, Personal
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White And Black

Author : George Campbell
ISBN : 9781429004428
Genre : Social Science
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A detailed study of race relations in America, with a discussion of the Constitution and other U.S. legal institutions.

The Victorian World

Author : Martin Hewitt
ISBN : 9780415491877
Genre : History
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With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history and art history, The Victorian World offers a sweeping survey of the world in the nineteenth century. This volume offers a fresh evaluation of Britain and its global presence in the years from the 1830s to the 1900s. It brings together scholars from history, literary studies, art history, historical geography, historical sociology, criminology, economics and the history of law, to explore more than 40 themes central to an understanding of the nature of Victorian society and culture, both in Britain and in the rest of the world. Organised around six core themes – the world order, economy and society, politics, knowledge and belief, and culture – The Victorian World offers thematic essays that consider the interplay of domestic and global dynamics in the formation of Victorian orthodoxies. A further section on 'Varieties of Victorianism' offers considerations of the production and reproduction of external versions of Victorian culture, in India, Africa, the United States, the settler colonies and Latin America. These thematic essays are supplemented by a substantial introductory essay, which offers a challenging alternative to traditional interpretations of the chronology and periodisation of the Victorian years. Lavishly illustrated, vivid and accessible, this volume is invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the nineteenth century.

Dickens Studies Newsletter

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ISBN : UOM:39015011020529
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Random House Historical Dictionary Of American Slang A G

Author : Jonathan E. Lighter
ISBN : UOM:49015002912294
Genre : Reference
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A collection of American slang which includes both present-day and historical terms

A History Of Booksellers The Old And The New

Author : Henry Curwen
ISBN : BNC:1001381053
Genre : Book industries and trade
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