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  • The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnsonby Jack Lynch

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00

    In The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson, Jack Lynch explores eighteenth-century British conceptions of the Renaissance. more...

  • The English Languageby Jack Lynch

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 8.95

    This book provides a modern guide to English usage. Written in an enjoyable and readable tone, this will help students and writers understand the nature of the language, explaining the 'why' of the rules and what constitutes good grammar and style. more...

  • Becoming Shakespeareby Jack Lynch

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    Becoming Shakespeare begins where most Shakespeare stories end-with his death in 1616-and relates the fascinating story of his unlikely transformation from provincial playwright to universal Bard. Unlike later literary giants, Shakespeare created no stir when he died. Though he'd once had a string of hit plays, he had been retired in the country... more...

  • The Lexicographer's Dilemmaby Jack Lynch

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers--those who have tried to regulate or otherwise organize the way we speak. Proper Words in Proper Places offers the first narrative history of these endeavors and shows clearly that what we now regard as the only "correct" way to speak emerged out of specific historical and social conditions... more...

  • Samuel Johnson's Insultsby Jack Lynch

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99

    Lackbrain, oysterwench, wantwit, clotpoll--Samuel Johnson's famous dictionary of 1755 contained some of the ripest insults in the English language. In Samuel Johnson's Insults , Jack Lynch has compiled more than 300 of the curmudgeonly lexicographer's mightiest barbs, along with definitions only the master himself could elucidate. Word lovers... more...

  • Samuel Johnson in Contextby Jack Lynch

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A work of reference on 'the age of Johnson', putting literature in the context of the society that produced it. more...

  • Criminologists on Terrorism and Homeland Securityby Brian Forst; Jack R. Greene; James P. Lynch

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 106.00

    This volume presents 19 original essays addressing issues surrounding terrorism from the unique perspective of criminology. more...

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