Say It Like Miss Austen: A Jane Austen Phrase Thesaurus

Say It Like Miss Austen: A Jane Austen Phrase Thesaurus by Stefan Scheuermann 1621377725 9781621377726
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This book is a guide to speaking and writing like a Jane Austen character. With more than 1,400 of Jane Austens most elegant and witty phrases, quoted directly from her major novels, unfinished work, short stories, juvenilia, and personal letters, all placed into categories of expressional needs, with translations into the common phrases of today, this phrase thesaurus is a guide to conversing like the heroes, heroines, and villains of Jane Austens sublime body of work. This book also serves as a study into the evolution of English expression, from the late 18th century to today. Jane Austens letters to her sister, Cassandra, were the equivalent of todays phone calls, e-mails, and texts, giving us voyeuristic insight into normal, daily expressions Jane Austen never intended to be published. For the words that have fallen out of use, this book contains a glossary of original definitions, written with Austen-esque wit and sarcasm. An ocean of the loveliest phrases from one of English Literatures most celebrated writers, whose increasing acclaim has brought her elegant phrases into popular culture, is captured in this book.

Author: Stefan Scheuermann

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 264

Publisher: Publishing

Publication Date: 2015-10-12

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