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The King's English

Henry Watson Fowler

"Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid." -Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler, The King's English The King's English by Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler (1906) is comprised of articles on broad topics of language, including vocabulary, syntax, and punctuation, with a focus on how these aspects of language should be used correctly. While remaining a classic in the field of linguistics, some of the principles discussed, especially in the area of vocabulary usage, have been expanded upon in Henry Fowler's more recent work, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926.)

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • Publish Date: Mar 20th, 1905
  • Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.85in - 1.07lb
  • EAN: 9798891350687
  • Categories: DictionariesLinguistics - Etymology

About the Author

Fowler, Henry Watson: - HENRY WATSON FOWLER (1858-1933) originally worked as a lexicographer and English schoolmaster but eventually chose to become a freelance writer. His explanation of the principles of the English language began with The King's English, which he wrote in collaboration with his brother, Francis. FRANCIS GEORGE FOWLER (1871-1918) collaborated with his brother, Henry, to write The King's English. Subsequently, he worked with Henry on the launch of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, until Francis's premature death at the age of 47.

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