The Elements of Eloquence How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

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Publisher's Synopsis

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON.

'An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian.

Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as 'To be or not to be' and 'Bond. James Bond.'

In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon.

Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquence reveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold - and how you can do the same.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785781728
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 808.042
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 202g
Height: 194mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 17mm