Bryson's Dictionary Of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide To Getting It Right by William BrysonBryson's Dictionary Of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide To Getting It Right by William Bryson

Bryson's Dictionary Of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide To Getting It Right

byWilliam Bryson

Paperback | May 7, 2013

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One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all towards precise, mistake-free usage.

In the middle 1980s Bill Bryson was a copy editor for the London Times with the brash idea that he could fill a hole in the British book market for a concise, accessible, handy guide to proper usage. A complete unknown, he nonetheless sold Penguin Books on the idea, and the result was The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words, which sold decently enough on both sides of the Atlantic.

Now, fifteen years later, Bill Bryson has become, well, Bill Bryson -- and his terrifically useful little book has been revised, updated and Americanized to become Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words. Precise, prescriptive, sometimes (like its author) amusingly prickly, this book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about our language not to maul or misuse or distort it. Move over, Strunk and White.
BILL BRYSON's books include A Walk in the Woods, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, A Short History of Nearly Everything, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors. He lives in England with his wife and children.
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Title:Bryson's Dictionary Of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide To Getting It RightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.01 × 5.14 × 0.56 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385679955

ISBN - 13:9780385679954

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"A worthwhile addition to any writer's or editor's reference library . . . for its common-sense navigation through some of the trickier terrain of the English language." —The Los Angeles Times"A usage book with a nice sense of differentiation." —The New York Times Magazine"Bryson . . . is one of the best guides to usage there is. I cannot imagine an English-speaking person would not rejoice in Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words." —Katherine A. Powers, The Boston Globe"A straightforward, concise, utilitarian guide." —Publishers Weekly