Slang and Cant in Jerome K. Jerome's Works: A Study (Classic Reprint)
Miembro desde 1996
Miembro desde 1996
Título: Slang and Cant in Jerome K. Jerome's Works: ...
Editorial: Forgotten Books
Condición del libro:New
Excerpt from Slang and Cant in Jerome K. Jerome's Works: A Study
The object of this essay is to examine vulgarism and slang in the works of Jerome K. Jerome (b. 1859).
Jerome gives us very good specimens of the ordinary language of the Victorian era. His style is not surprisingly original, but he shows a remarkable talent in rendering with perfect accuracy the characteristic talk of different classes of society. The persons he introduces to us need only utter a few words, before we are able to form a conception of their social position, their degree of culture, etc.; very often we get in this manner a clue also to their character. The author has led an exceptionally varied life - in his early years he was at different times a clerk, a teacher, an actor, a journalist. He had, accordingly, frequent opportunities of communicating with individuals of different social position and different culture, and of studying their language. He does not aim at grammatical peculiarities, elaborate phrases, or rare expressions; his language is the average language of his own time, acutely observed and faithfully rendered.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción de la librería
For assistance with billing questions, please refer to our help page in abebooks. If you cannot find the answers you are seeking or have questions about your order you can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses to emails will be provided as soon as possible. For further information - (250) 361-4447
Shipping prices are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. Canadian and U.S. orders sent with Automated Package Tracking and delivery confirmation, where available. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you regarding any extra shipping costs. Thank you! - Russell Books
Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería