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The Disheveled Dictionary : A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon
by Karen Elizabeth Gordon




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With her signature cache of illustrations and flamboyantly gothic examples, Karen Elizabeth Gordon, who has achieved cult status with her whimsical references, defines an array of daffy, delicious words (Library Journal). In The Disheveled Dictionary Gordon conjures a world of words, their definitions and myriad uses, and along the way invokes favorite characters from earlier books. Gordon's eccentric wit and unique insights take readers on a delightful romp through the dictionary that will expand their vocabularies and exhilarate their minds. Along the way she celebrates not only the obscure but also our most beloved and basic words. The Disheveled Dictionary is a treat for anyone who loves language -- its sound, its sensuality, its ability to surprise and delight.

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Overview

With her signature cache of illustrations and flamboyantly gothic examples, Karen Elizabeth Gordon, who has achieved cult status with her whimsical references, defines an array of daffy, delicious words (Library Journal). In The Disheveled Dictionary Gordon conjures a world of words, their definitions and myriad uses, and along the way invokes favorite characters from earlier books. Gordon's eccentric wit and unique insights take readers on a delightful romp through the dictionary that will expand their vocabularies and exhilarate their minds. Along the way she celebrates not only the obscure but also our most beloved and basic words. The Disheveled Dictionary is a treat for anyone who loves language -- its sound, its sensuality, its ability to surprise and delight.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780618381968
  • ISBN-10: 0618381961
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: September 2003
  • Page Count: 162
  • Dimensions: 8.04 x 5.64 x 0.45 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.43 pounds


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