Title: The Story of English: How the English Language Conquered the World
Author: Gooden, Philip
Publisher: Quercus Publishing, London
Publication Date: 2009
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: F
Comments: Bottom of front board has a bump.
Synopsis: Original antique map on front, courtesy of Jonathan Potter, Ltd. London. Sumptuously illustrated, authoratative and entertaining history of the world’s most influential language. Exquisite illustrations, in color and monotone, historical personages, places, documents. Inset informational text in margins. Coated paper. Spotless, bright, tight and solid volume. What are its origins? What effect did the Romans, Saxons, Normans have on its development? How many new words did Shakespeare invent? How do words gain/change meanings? These questions and many more are answered in this book. 223 pages with Glossary and Index. 9 x 11.25 inches.