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The basic rules governing the use of periods, semicolons, hyphens, commas, and other punctuation marks are illustrated by original explanations and humorous sample sentences. Reprint.

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9780395628836 | Rev sub edition (Houghton Mifflin, July 10, 1993), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The basic rules governing the use of periods, semicolons, hyphens, commas, and other punctuation marks are illustrated by humorous sentences

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9780618382019 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, September 19, 2003), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: The basic rules governing the use of periods, semicolons, hyphens, commas, and other punctuation marks are illustrated by humorous sentences.

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A fascinating journey inside the mysteries of the English language celebrates the rich diversity of speech and the overall sensuality of language, in the meanings of the most obscure of words and in the most common, from abrogate, brouhaha, and cachinnate to susurration, truculence, and voluble. Reprint.

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9780395689905, titled "The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon" | Houghton Mifflin, August 26, 1997, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Uses imaginative examples to illustrate the meaning of words from abrogate, brouhaha, and cachinnate to susurration, truculence, and voluble
9780756782108 | Diane Pub Co, July 30, 1997, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: "What on earth does lagniappe mean?

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9780618381968, titled "The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon" | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, September 19, 2003), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Uses imaginative examples to illustrate the meaning of words from abrogate, brouhaha, and cachinnate to susurration, truculence, and voluble.

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Product Description: Karen Elizabeth Gordon, in this engaging, Gothic, quick-fix handbook--an ideal complement to The Deluxe Transitive Vampire--playfully instructs her readers about grammar and style as she plunges them into her magical world teeming with a wildly imaginative menagerie of winged and terrestrial creatures...read more

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9780517284773 | Random House Value Pub, December 1, 1999, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: Karen Elizabeth Gordon, in this engaging, Gothic, quick-fix handbook--an ideal complement to The Deluxe Transitive Vampire--playfully instructs her readers about grammar and style as she plunges them into her magical world teeming with a wildly imaginative menagerie of winged and terrestrial creatures.

Product Description: From the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire comes this delightful collection of writings about food, drink, and the art of eating. Drawing on excerpts from more than 50 writers--Barthes, Balzac, Mandelstam, McPhee, Marquez, and Joyce among them--Gordon gives us a funny, surprising, and wonderfully macabre book...read more

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9780517199497 | Random House Value Pub, December 1, 1999, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: From the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire comes this delightful collection of writings about food, drink, and the art of eating.

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The author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire continues her humorous and imaginative odyssey through the mysteries of the English language and usage that focuses on the meanings of words that look alike or have similar but not necessarily interchangeable meanings. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780375401985 | 1st edition (Pantheon Books, November 1, 1998), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A humorous and imaginative odyssey through the mysteries of the English language and usage that focuses on the meanings of words that look alike or have similar but not necessarily interchangeable meanings

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A guide to the bugbears of style, grammar, and vocabulary, filled with picaresque characters and fantastic animals along with fictitious, fearlessly pompous authorities, complements the author's The Deluxe Transitive Vampire. 25,000 first printing.

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9780679442424 | 1st edition (Pantheon Books, November 1, 1997), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A guide to style, grammar, and vocabulary, filled with picaresque characters and fantastic animals along with fictitious, fearlessly pompous authorities

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A collection of intriguing correspondence offers more than one hundred letters from famous sons to their mothers, including works by E. B. White, Jack Kerouac, Elvis Presley, Paul Cezanne, Tennessee Williams, and other writers, painters, and musicians. (view table of contents)
By Karen Elizabeth Gordon (editor) and Holly Johnson (editor)

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9781565121218 | Algonquin Books, January 10, 1997, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: A collection of more than one hundred letters from famous sons to their mothers, including E.

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Product Description: From the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire comes this delightful collection of writings about food, drink, and the art of eating. Drawing on excerpts from more than 50 writers--Barthes, Balzac, Mandelstam, McPhee, Marquez, and Joyce among them--Gordon gives us a funny, surprising, and wonderfully macabre book...read more

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9780788167928 | Diane Pub Co, September 1, 1996, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: From the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire comes this delightful collection of writings about food, drink, and the art of eating.
9780679418610, titled "The Ravenous Muse: A Table of Dark and Comic Contents, a Bacchanal of Books" | 1 edition (Pantheon Books, January 1, 1996), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Drawing on excerpts from the writings of Balzac, Joyce, McPhee, and Barthes, among others, this collection of essays shares meditations and observations on food, drink, and the art of eating

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Product Description: Best known for her Gothic language handbooks (reissued recently as The New Well-Tempered Sentence and The Deluxe Transitive Vampire), Karen Elizabeth Gordon here turns her extraordinary talents to fiction, and the result is as unconventional as her seductive grammar dramas...read more

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9781564780928 | Reprint edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, March 1, 1996), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Best known for her Gothic language handbooks (reissued recently as The New Well-Tempered Sentence and The Deluxe Transitive Vampire), Karen Elizabeth Gordon here turns her extraordinary talents to fiction, and the result is as unconventional as her seductive grammar dramas.

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This guide to the rules of grammar presents amusing instructional sentences to demonstrate correct usage and is illustrated with old engravings (view table of contents)

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9780679418603 | Upd sub edition (Pantheon Books, August 1, 1993), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This guide to the rules of grammar presents amusing instructional sentences to demonstrate correct usage and is illustrated with old engravings

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A compendium of words and their definitions and histories begins with a general list and moves on to a section titled 'Closet Drama' in which words--including bodice, boots, frock, gloves, and petticoats--are humorously examined

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9780812912227 | Times Books, February 1, 1989, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A compendium of words and their definitions and histories begins with a general list and moves on to a section titled 'Closet Drama' in which words--including bodice, boots, frock, gloves, and petticoats--are humorously examined

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