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Product Description: “An absolutely fascinating blend of history, design, sociology, and cultural poetics―highly recommended.”―Maria Popova, Brain Pickings A charming and indispensable tour of two thousand years of the written word, Shady Characters weaves a fascinating trail across the parallel histories of language and typography...read more

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9780393064421, titled "Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, & Other Typographical Marks" | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 24, 2013, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: From ancient Greece to the Internet―via the Renaissance, Gutenberg, and Madison Avenue―Shady Characters exposes the secret history of punctuation.

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9780393349726, titled "Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, & Other Typographical Marks" | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 20, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: “An absolutely fascinating blend of history, design, sociology, and cultural poetics―highly recommended.

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Product Description: From its publication in 1992 Pause and Effect has become a cornerstone of the study of punctuation across the world. Described as 'magisterial' by Lynne Truss in her best-selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves, this book has stimulated interest and scholarly debates among writers, literary critics, philosophers, linguists, rhetoricians, palaeographers and all those who study the use of language...read more
By M. B. Parkes (editor)

Hardcover:

9780859677424 | Ashgate Pub Co, December 15, 2008, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: From its publication in 1992 Pause and Effect has become a cornerstone of the study of punctuation across the world.
9780520079410 | Univ of California Pr, January 1, 1993, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: We often take punctuation for granted, but its evolution has been largely responsible for our ability to communicate meaning and convey emphasis with the written word.

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