The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage

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Macmillan, Jul 30, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
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A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary, and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and so controversial--The King's English is a must for fans and language purists.

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A KING'S ENGLISH: A Guide to Modern Usage

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A delightfully arch, irreverent handbook for those who dare to speak or write the King's English—Kingsley Amis's English, that is. The late author, who earned his reputation as one of the Angry Young ... Read full review

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Praised as a superb prose stylist, British writer Amis, who died in 1995, was nonetheless controversial, variously labeled a Communist, Thatcher conservative, alcoholic, misogynist, and philander ... Read full review

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Hailed as one of the great prose stylists to appear in England since the Second World War, Kingsley Amis is the author of more than 20 novels, including Lucky Jim and the Booker-prize winning The Old Devils. Also recognized as a distinguished poet and literary critic, he died in 1995.

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